“They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.” – Psalm 92:14, NIV
Rebekah lived in a small farming town in the Midwest. To attend college, she had to drive almost two hours one way. The commute was hard, but Rebekah’s mother had arthritis and sometimes needed help at home.
One day as Rebekah was coming from college, she missed the exit on the interstate. At first, she didn’t realize there was a problem, so she continued on. She finally pulled over when none of the signs were familiar anymore.
She glanced at her GPS, but the cloud coverage was making it difficult for her to get a signal. So Rebekah grabbed her smartphone and called her grandfather instead.
The elderly man had been a delivery man for five decades, and he knew the surrounding areas well. So when Rebekah asked for directions, he was able to get her on the right path home quickly.
Years later, Rebekah still remarks on the eye-opening experience. “It was the first time I realized how valuable it is to have a relationship with someone older than me. My grandfather was able to guide me because of his years of experience.”
Is there someone in your life that you could guide? Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you’re no longer useful. There are many ways that you can bless younger generations!
God, I want to bless those who are younger than me. Let me be a faithful guide who points others toward You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.