It seems my maple trees are being reluctant in letting their leaves fall to the ground this year. But my crabapple is completely bare. It’s kind of a sad sight to look at and it makes me think about our lives.
Sometimes the older we get we either think we can’t be very useful for the Lord, or we think, ” I’ve done my part; it’s time for others to take over.” I don’t want either to be true in my life. Part of my regular prayers includes this verse: “Now when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not until I have showed your strength to this generation, and your power to every one that is to come” Psalm. 71:18. And note what Psalm 92:13,14 say: “Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.”
I think God is telling us to keep on, keeping on, even in old age. I don’t want to be like that bare tree; I want to be reluctant in letting my “leaves” fall to the ground. Let’s expect great things and do great things even in our older age!