words that never grow old

As usual for a Monday (or any day really), I have a song stuck in my head from our Sunday church gathering. I’ve listened to it a few more times since.lyricsThere’s a part near the end of the song that gets me thinking.

 “There are so few words that never grow old…”

Most of the song is literally old words, with the verses written by Charles Wesley in 1739.       A chorus and bridge added in recent years make it possible for these old words to not grow old.

There are words that do grow old though. Death, destruction, the darkness that is sin, including my own. I get tired of hearing the same words after a while, like complaints, including my own, or certain songs that are overplayed on the radio.

But there are also things that I never grow tired of, like

  • fall leaves (proof: here or here for starters)
  • sunrises and sunsets (one facebook page I like posts daily sunset photos taken by random people in the area and I’m not tired of seeing them yet)
  • flowers blooming (proof: see flowers category)
  • the kidney transplant story of my friends James and Mark
  • the story of a life changed and redeemed by God
  • many other songs/lyrics (not the overplayed ones 🙂 )
  • sunny 70° days with cool nights
  • sending or receiving real letters in the mail
  • well written/classic children’s books
  • the smell of baking bread (or chocolate!)

The words I especially don’t grow tired of are the unsolicited verbal “thank you” or the “sorry” and “love” notes from my kids.

This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list, just the first things that came to mind.

I’m curious, what are some other things that don’t grow old?

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4 Responses to words that never grow old

  1. Kar says:

    wow….great post…things that grow old for me? my own procrastination and laziness among other things.

    Things that will never grow old???

    I don’t think puppy love will ever grow old. Not the mushy teenage kind….actual puppy. love.

    …holding my husband’s hand.

    …walking along a beach with the water lapping at your toes.

    …being in the audience of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers show.

    …enjoying a grilled-to-perfection steak and a baked potato, with a margarita followed up by great dessert…like cheesecake. 😉 with friends.

  2. Steve says:

    Charles Wesley, younger brother of John Wesley, who wrote 8989 hymns, or roughly >10 lines of verse every day for 50 years.

    Hear a bit about both in “The First Great Awakening 1720-1740” at https://dbcmedia.org/sermons/church-history-complete-mp3-series/ ; my new favorite series of MP3 “sermons” available online.

    • jen says:

      This is what the Leeland song The Great Awakening is about. I posted the video on fb after the concert. The lyrics are a poem from that time that they came across in The Patriot’s Handbook or something similar.