Some people, no matter how old, never seem to lose their attractiveness, eh? Why?
Because it just moves from their face to their heart.
These days people get the impression that a person’s usefulness ends at sixty-five or seventy. What nonsense! What a waste of potential!
Picasso produced some of his greatest works at ninety. Rubinstein gave one of his greatest recitals at eighty-nine. Marjorie Stoneham Douglas, who’s credited with saving the Florida Everglades, was still fighting for the cause at one hundred.
Read your Bible: “Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.” (Deuteronomy 34:7) “The Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.” (Job 42:12) Noah built the ark when he was five hundred (whew! Wonder what I’ll be building then!), went into it for a while, then came out and started the world all over again.
“It ain’t over till God says it’s over,” and if He “ain’t said so,” live every moment He gives you to the fullest! Think about this: when someone told the eighty-nine-year-old poet Dorothy Duncan that she had lived a “full life” she replied sharply, “Don’t you dare ‘past tense’ me!” What spunk! You’re never too old to live, and you’re certainly not too young to start living right! If you can breathe—pray! If you can speak—encourage others!
It’s wonderful what God can do in just one day. So give Him all your days….And as you grow older, bear fruit!
“They will still bear fruit in old age.” Psalm 92:14 NIV