Lately I’ve been feeling I should stop blogging – that maybe I’m just preaching to the choir, even though they need preaching to just as much as anyone. I’ve wondered if ego has sometimes gotten in the way. Do the words penned each day really help anyone or are they simply words? Am I looking for affirmation or am I doing this because I truly want the world to share in the joy of God’s salvation? The older I get, the more I feel compelled to do this, and yet each day the question remains.
God’s Word has always been the best reference material for life. You can discover anything you really need to know within it’s covers. It has a lot to say about old age too. Psalm 71 is referred to as the prayer of an elderly person. This plea for help from God, to be with us until our dying day is still relevant. In these words, we are assured of God’s constant presence in our lives.
Old age doesn’t mean the end of the road for a Christian, but the things we have learned mustn’t stay hidden in our hearts. God wants us to pass them down from generation to generation. The more I see of life and the evil that the devil permeates into the minds of people – filling them with thoughts of hate, self-indulgence and violence – the more I see a need for words of comfort to get out there.
In verse 6 of Psalm 71
“Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.”
I pray that God can use me in these final years of life.