Today's humorous story actually comes in the form of a quiz. How many of these do you remember?

  • Bazooka chewing gum

  • Little wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

  • Television broadcasts ending at night and not coming on until late morning

  • Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles

  • Hamburger joints with table side jukeboxes

  • Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

  • Telephone "party lines"

  • Newsreels shown before the movie

  • Butch wax

  • Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive-6933)

  • Peashooters

  • The Howdy Doody Show

  • 45 RPM records (and record players)

  • &H Green Stamps

  • Television test patterns

  • Metal ice trays with levers

  • Mimeograph paper

  • Blue flashbulbs

  • The Amos and Andy show (radio or TV!)

  • Roller skate keys

  • Cork popguns

  • Drive-in theaters

  • Studebakers (they were automobiles)

  • Wash tub wringers

  • The television day beginning and ending with The Star Spangled Banner

If you remembered 0-7, you're still young (ish)
If you remembered 8-14, you're getting older
If you remembered 15-20, don't tell your age
If you remembered 21-25, you're older than dirt!

I remember the first time I started feeling really old. My wife and I were playing a game with some college students and Johnny Carson's name came up. One of the students asked, "Who's that?" Suddenly, I realized that I was a member of another generation!

The things on the list above are things I don't expect my children to be familiar with. They're too young. They weren't around back then. In fact, I wasn't even around for some of those things!

Jesus was not just a man.
I'm reminded of a conversation between Jesus and the Jewish leaders in John 8. Jesus made a reference to Abraham, and the Jews were amazed. They said, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" (John 8:57) He was too young to know such things — over a thousand years too young.

But, though they could not understand it, Jesus had indeed seen Abraham. "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." (John 8:58)

What the opponents of Jesus failed to realize (and what we must acknowledge) is that Jesus was not just a man. He was God and had been in existence for all eternity. In fact, he is the only person who ever lived who you could honestly say was "older than dirt"! All praise be to the God who took on flesh and blood for our sakes!