Monday, July 9, 2018
In 2 Samuel, Chapter 21 we read the story of King David, now advanced in age, being rescued from an encounter with one of Goliath’s descendants. Just when the giant was about to kill David, his nephew, Abishai, arrived on the scene and slew the Philistine warrior. After this scary event, David’s men declared: “You are not going out to battle with us anymore. Why risk snuffing out the light of Israel?” (vs. 17)
Now, I am no king David, but if I was, many of you have reminded me, like David’s men, that I still have a little light left and can still write a few devotionals every now and then. You have inspired me to continue writing my blog informing me that it has been a source of blessing, comfort, and inspiration to you. I thank the Lord for you. That thought was confirmed to me earlier this morning when I noticed that my tube of toothpaste was nearing it’s end. I, like many of you, do not discard it until I can no longer get anything from it. I believe God does the same with us. He will use us till the very end.
So now, permit me to remind you that, if God can use senior citizens for His purpose, He can use you too. I trust you will go out today with the knowledge that God can use you to touch someone’s life today. Even small things like a word of encouragement, a heartfelt compliment, a friendly handshake, a warm embrace, or just a smile or nod of approval, God can use them and turn them into something great. Just yesterday, a member of our church family told us that a co-worker came up to her recently and said: “I don’t know what you’ve got, but I’d like to have it too.” She capitalized on the moment and led her to Christ. It is really quite simple. If you shine for Jesus, you’ll make a difference in this world.
God’s word for today: (Galatians 6:10) “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”