Acts 2:17 – In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. (NIV)
"When I grow too old to dream, your love will live in my heart." How many reading today remember that old song sung by Vera Lynn?
Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of the youngest daughter of my son, who mentioned, "Do you know something? I will be fifty next month."
Recently, he had written a short note to me, saying, "Mom, if I were to sail my boat across to Jamaica, would you come with me?"
Well, that was a big question for me to answer. I try to believe that he was kidding me, but it still left me with the thought that I am not as young as I used to be and that I don't move quite as fast as I used to!
Certainly, I would love to venture on a journey with him. But when I stop and think about it, my aging muscles and joints tell me that such a journey really is not in my future. But I do anticipate a much more majestic journey.
And what might that be? Like John Bunyan's Pilgrim on his way to the Celestial City, I look forward with the apostle Paul:
2 Timothy 4:6b-8 – The time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (NIV 2011)
With all the problems that we are encountering in this world today, I would love the opportunity to share with the younger generations the journey that I have already had with my Saviour Jesus.
Psalm 71:18 – Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. (NIV)
Psalm 22:27 – All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him. (NIV)
Prayer: Most gracious heavenly Father, we come this day to ask that Your blessings will be upon those we love. We pray that You will help us to share with one another the journey that we have travelled with You in the past and the one that we expect to travel with You at the end, especially as the world's problems come closer to home. In Jesus' precious name, we pray. Amen.
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