Friday, August 24, 2012

An Average Age of 98.75

Our church is blessed with some pretty amazing senior adults on the upper end of the age scale.  In the past couple of weeks I’ve had the privilege of visiting with folks who are 101, 100, 99, and 95 years old.  Each of these four still retains a sharp, clear mind and is a wonderful conversationalist.  I relished the opportunity to sit with each for a while and hear them recount stories of God’s faithfulness in their lives down through the years.  A couple of them expressed wonder and amazement that God has permitted them to live this long—far beyond the ages of their parents and siblings.  They were unanimous in their expressions of gratitude to the Lord for His continued presence and guidance in their lives.  Their testimonies and stories greatly inspire and encourage me in my own walk with the Lord as they model what it means to finish well.  May their tribe increase!

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