Solomon tells us that we should remember our Creator today and not wait until the late hours of our life, he continues on his narrative yesterday of acting now before it is too late all the while panting a bleak, but accurate, yet poetic portrait of old age.
Ecc 12:2 Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky.
Ecc 12:3 Remember him before your legs—the guards of your house—start to tremble; and before your shoulders—the strong men—stoop. Remember him before your teeth—your few remaining servants—stop grinding; and before your eyes—the women looking through the windows—see dimly.
Ecc 12:4 Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. Now you rise at the first chirping of the birds, but then all their sounds will grow faint.
Ecc 12:5 Remember him before you become fearful of falling and worry about danger in the streets; before your hair turns white like an almond tree in bloom, and you drag along without energy like a dying grasshopper, and the caperberry no longer inspires sexual desire. Remember him before you near the grave, your everlasting home, when the mourners will weep at your funeral.
Solomon uses the language of growing old and decrepit like that of a lumbering grasshopper on their hands and knees. When we are riddled with the aches and pains of becoming senior in life, we tend to focus more on the things that are ailing us rather than serving our Master, so the moral of today’s verse’s is, don’t wait until it is too late, confess Christ today because we are here today but could be gone tomorrow.