Finishing Strong

Oct. 10, 2014 Susan Hunt

In a culture that pursues perpetual youthfulness, how can we prepare for and embrace the "sunset years"? Susan Hunt explores God’s Word to help us gain a biblical perspective of the privileges, opportunities, and responsibilities of old age. As she looks at older women who've finished well, we'll be able to chart our own course to the finish line. Let's rejoice that the gospel can empower us to finish strong and to never outlive our love for Him who first loved us.


Susan Hunt: I remember when I was a little girl, sitting in my grandmother's living room one day-and I don't know whether I said something to prompt this. . . . I don't know whether I told her that I felt sorry for her because she couldn't go outside and play like I could, but I remember very clearly her saying to me, "There are wonderful things in every time of life, and I love being old because I get to do some things I never was able to do before. Now I can sleep late every morning!" [laughter] And somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to instill that desire to get old into our grandchildren.

One day, when granddaughter Kate was, I think, about four years old, and it was summertime, so I had on short sleeves. I remember I was talking and she was staring at …

About the Speaker

Susan Hunt

Susan Hunt

Susan Hunt is the widow of Gene Hunt, the mother of three, and the grandmother of thirteen. She is the former coordinator of women’s ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America and has written several books for women including Life-Giving Leadership, co-authored with Karen Hodge, and Aging with Grace: Flourishing in an Anti-Aging Culture, co-authored with Sharon Betters. She loves time with her family, sitting on her porch with younger women, and tending the flowers her grandsons help her plant in her yard.