Busy, but Not Forsaken
I overdid it a couple of weeks ago. Two thousand miles, numerous luncheon, dinner and banquet visits, seven hours of preaching/teaching, four different beds, ten days. I’m too old for this kind of schedule. Twenty years ago, maybe. These days, maybe not. Even as some are reading this on Monday morning, I am 325 miles from home, assisting in the memorial service of a long-time friend from college days. I’ve got to do a better job of senior adult schedule planning. But, my prayer partners came through for me, and God responded with extra stamina and a few good night’s sleep. I guess I could blame it on my parents – my mother was a perfectionist; my dad was a workaholic. But when I retired (the first time) I asked God for a new “life verse” and He gave me Psalm 71:18 – “Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” Once again, God did not forsake me.