THERE ARE BLESSINGS OF AGE ABOUT WHICH YOUTH KNOWS NOTHING
In The Cure for a Troubled Heart, Author and Pastor Ron Mehl wrote about a dear, saintly old woman who was gradually losing her memory. Throughout her life, she had cherished God's Word, committing to memory many verses. Her favorite verse had always been 2 Timothy 1:12: "For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." But with the passing of time, even parts of this well-loved verse began to slip away. "He is able to keep," she would say, "what I have committed...to him." Her voice grew weaker, and the verse became even shorter. "What I have committed...to him." Ultimately, as she was dying, family members had to bend close to hear the few whispered words on her lips. At the end, there was only one word of her life verse left: "Him." It was all she could remember. But Christ, and Him alone, was enough.
Isaiah 46:4 wonderfully promises, "Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you." Naomi's story reminds us that there's always new life with the Lord, no matter how old we are or how hard our circumstances. There are blessings of age about which youth knows nothing. Today, give God the bitterness in your life~trusting that He'll turn it into something very pleasant for you.