I once told an “older” friend that I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. I admired the way that she never used her age as a reason to stop learning, growing, or serving and she always treated others with such grace. She gently and wisely admonished me with her words, “the way to become a gracious old woman is to be a gracious young woman.”
I think that we first see the qualities of eighty five year old Caleb in the forty year old who explored the Promised Land with Joshua. How did the young Caleb respond to the negative report of his fellow spies in Numbers 13?
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Down Victory Road
"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57