Listen to this devotional:
Luke 11:2 – Father, hallowed be your name. (NIV)
It's my age that makes a conversation piece at chit-chats. Someone's birthday brings us to think of our ages, and we begin the guessing.
I am not good at guessing ages, but others bravely do so. What is systematically amazing is that to some, I look ten to fifteen years younger than I am. Others are afraid to say what they really think.
The Bible speaks of all ages of infants and youth, women and men, some of them hundreds of years old.
I venture to say that our age, being a part of us, is important to us at any age. Some of us fear aging; some can't wait to get older; some would rather stay youthful. We cannot change our age, so why not keep it beautiful in all our years?
The Bible advises us to watch ourselves all the years of our lives in what we do and what we say, so that we age in wisdom and in the knowledge of the Lord, recognizing that real development is in appreciating the Word of God.
Youth is the age to trust in God, and when we are old, God will still be with us.
It has been said that God has only children, not grandchildren. He declares Himself to be Father of children only.
At any age, our holy Father sees to it that His children are cared for and that they are teachable.
The Holy One is not far from His child. Who is like God? Who can fathom His righteousness and His deeds?
Psalm 71:20 – Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again. (NIV)
Prayer: Father God! We sing our praise to Your name. We give You thanks. We declare Your fatherhood, even though we do not know the full measure. We cry: "Abba, Father!" and thank You as children of our heavenly Father. Amen.