Monday, April 2, 2007

Forever Young

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

I am still coughing and have one more antibiotic to take today, but have decided that I will survive this virus and certainly hope not catch another!

Yesterday, I took a short walk at Sawgrass, because it had been so long, and though it was tiring, I saw a shiny black gator on the bank, sunning, and a Monarch butterfly was flitting from azalea blossom to blossom. I am hoping to get back to my regular routine sometime this week, when I feel stronger.

From Quiet Moments:

1 Timothy 4:6 NASB
"You will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine."

General Douglas MacArthur once said:

"Whatever your years, there is in every being's heart the love of wonder, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what is next, and the joy and the game of life. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts, as young as your self-confidence as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, cheer, and courage, so long are you young."

We are never too old to learn or to be used for good. We are never too old to be awed by a thing of beauty or to be thirsty for knowledge. Joyful living knows no age limits and filling our minds with delight in life may in some ways keep us forever young. Our age is not truly measured in physical characteristics and weaknesses, but by our spirit. We are always of value to our Lord. If we are willing to learn new things, develop new skills, and renew our spirits with the nourishment of His Work, we can always grow, regardless of our age.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,