“My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations” (Gen 17:4) When God promised Abraham and his wife Sarah that they would have a son, Abraham laughed in unbelief and replied, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child? (Gen 17:17) (Gen 18:12) We too grow old and wonder if the Lord can fulfill His promises to us. We no longer have prominence or status. Our minds are not as nimble as they once were. We’re hampered by physical problems that limit our mobility and keep us close to home. Every day we seem to lose more of the things we have spent a life time acquiring. Robert Frost underscores something that we sometimes ask ourselves; “The question… is what to make of a diminished thing.” Not much-if we are left to ourselves. But God is able to do more with us than we can imagine. He asks us, as He asked Sarah “Is anything too hard for the LORD? (Gen 18:14) Of course not. We’re never too old to be useful if we make ourselves available to God for His purposes – David Roper. (ODB)
PRAYER LINE: Growing old but not retiring, For the battle still is on;
Going on without relenting Till the final victory’s won – Anon.
As God adds years to your life, ask Him to add life to your years.

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