Recently I achieved a milestone in my life.  I have now lived longer than any of my grandparents!  Hope that means that they all died prematurely!  Psalm 71: 18–‘even when I am old and gray…’  Now I feel a dagger through my heart!  Me?  ‘Old and gray’?  How can this be?  Maybe my mother was really forty when she had me, instead of thirty like she told me.  Never did tell the truth about her age!  No, I must face facts.  As Popeye said, ‘I yam what I yam’!

Psalm 71: 18–‘even when I am old and gray…till I declare your power to the  next generation, your might to all who are to come.’  What to do?  Pass it on!  Our time to let the younger generation know of the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus.  Pass it on!  Institutions fail, people let us down, but Jesus never does.  He is everything everyone needs all the time.  Pass it on!

We all have children and grandchildren, step-children, nieces and nephews, cousins, kids we sponsor through a Christian mission group, wee ones to tutor after school, those in Sunday School or Vacation Bible School at church, children in our neighborhoods.  We all have one of the above and some have all!  Pass it on!

Hard to do?  Very shy or easily hurt when others snicker or mock you?  I don’t find it easy.  Pray for courage. Remember:  no pain, no gain!  Stretch a little.  Tell someone how much Jesus loves THEM!  Pass it on!

Lord, give us boldness to tell others about Jesus.  Amen.



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