It was sad to watch. The tennis player who, for years, had been the best player in the world crumbled during the biggest match of the season. He had been so strong for so long, yet at the young age of 30, his body gave out. With his loss, he sat on the sidelines, his head hanging down in utter dejection.
For us who follow the Lord, we need never experience that sort of dejection at our loss of physical strength. Yes, our bodies may weaken as we grow older, but we know that the growth and strength which the Lord gives to us in our inner person - in our spirit - will only increase with each passing day. Even into our 80s and 90s, if we are on the earth for that length of time, our spiritual strength will increase as we obey the Lord. Bearing fruit into old age is to be expected as the norm for us who love the Lord. Can’t you just feel the sap flowing?
the righteous . . . still bring forth fruit in old age, they are ever full of sap and green; to show that the Lord is upright; He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Psalm 92:14-15
Heavenly Father, as the days, months and years are added to my life, please continually reveal Your righteousness through me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.