“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are 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 fresh and flourishing” (Psalm 92:12-14) NKJV.
Bobbi smiled as she thought of something that she had said to the Lord in her devotions that morning. She remembered telling the Lord that she was so old that she wasn’t of much good to Him anymore. She had talked to the Lord about each of her children, her grandchildren, and even her great-grandchildren. She then had prayed for those on the lengthy list from Wednesday night prayer meeting. After nearly two hours of praying, she had glanced at her watch and realized that it was time for her to drive to the Christian school to help tutor several students in their reading. She thought of her students and thanked the Lord for the great opportunity to invest in their young lives. She remembered Marty who hugged her and said, “I love you, Grandma Bobbi. You remind me that the Lord Jesus loves me even though I can’t read so good.” She thought of the clerk at the grocery store who was moved to tears when she heard from Bobbi of how much the Lord cares about her. She thought of the look on the face of the young dad whose wife is sick to whom Bobbi brought supper. She thought of the friend who is recovering from surgery to whom she wrote a card. It was time now to have evening Bible reading before bed. Guess what the Psalm was that she read? You guessed it! The Lord really spoke to Bobbi about thinking that she was too old to be of use. She smiled and asked the Lord to help her to still bring forth fruit in her old age.
For today: At whatever age you are, be fruitful for the Lord. There are many things that you can do.