Finishing well. Over the last several years, I have watched and learned from people a generation older who stand out from the crowd by their steadfast purpose of living life marked by finishing well. One such example recently was legengdary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. In 2000, at the age of 82, Paul Harvey signed a 10-year contract with ABC Radio networks! In 2001, he was “forced off the air” for several months because of a virus affecting his vocal cords. But he returned to work and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday!
3400 years ago, another man’s life captivates my imagination for how strong he finished and what was said of him that defined his legacy. The bible says that “Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated”. Can you imagine that being said of you?! There’s all sorts of offers in media today suggesting how you can retain strength and vigor as you age. My question is, what was Moses’ “secret”? I believe we have the answer right here: the bible goes on to say that “there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face“.
I go to the gym and exercise my body (not nearly enough, however!). But for gaining “eyes undimmed and vigor unabated” – clear eyes and a strong body – I have found nothing compares with getting “face to face” with God. Call it “The Moses Method”!