C R Lord Ministry
C R Lord Ministry
Where Jesus Christ Is Exalted Above Everyone And Everything

Is Old Age A Time To Rest?

What are we doing with the time God has given to us?

Psalms 71:17-18   "O God, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto                                                                            

have I declared they wonderous works;  Now also when I am old and gray                                                                    

headed, O God, forsake me not, until I have shown thy strength unto this                                                                

generation, and thy powerto everyone that is to come."  

If we were to go and be with the Lord today would we want to go empty-handed to our

King or would we want to bring a gift worthy of him? What gift would be more worthy to

lay at his feet than a soul that he died to save? It is the greatest gift we can offer him 

because we bring him the reward for his suffering!

Many of us reach old age and feel we must rest from our labors. Our bodies are tired

and our minds are weary of so many years of thinking, of struggles, of battling our own

flesh, and we want a place to retreat from the hectic pace of life. Yet, there is still work

to be done, people to bless, souls dying without hope, and our own families that need

what God has planted within us to encourage them as they continue facing struggles

we have long forgotten and new challenges we have never faced.

This is not the time for rest. Our rest will come when this body puts on immortality and

ceases to be a burden to us. This is a time for reflection on God's goodness to us. This

is a time of imparting what God has given us; a time to pass on our life's knowledge and 

experience to those who we know and love.

Age is not to be a hush-hush affair, but a glorious consummation and celebration of a

life centered in Christ and lived in his service. It should be a time of fruit bearing as we

put all that God has given us to good use touching lives for eternity! We should want

to go out in a blaze of glory, with hearts filled with the fire of God and thrilled with the

prospect of finally seeing him in all his power and majesty as we bow in adoration as

many others who have gone before us.

Every year is one step closer to the promised land, and each year is pregnant with

promise for those whose heart is set like a flint to do all within our power to serve and

honor our Lord.

Age is, after all, only a temporary thing. We have the endless ages of eternity before us,

and after trillions of years of our earthly time passes we will only be beginning the grand 

adventure we longed for and hoped for!

Let's begin today to put aside all excuses for being less and doing less than God intended

for us. Let's move forward toward eternity with Christ leading the way, bringing him his just

reward.  Let's begin today!

C. R. Lord © 1/15/2011

Revised 4/20/2020