HUMAN DYNAMO! There are some people who seem to have boundless energy; like the Energizer Bunny and my three-year old great granddaughter. The Bunny it seems runs off batteries but my great granddaughter has to run off God-power because I am sure she runs on more than human resources. While I begin to get tired toward the end of the day she seems to gain strength and the more attention you give her the more energy she seems to draw from it and in fact at times can become quite wild. And if you give her less attention then she seems to rev up her engines in order to get more attention. The life of a three-year old; who can really understand it? But I would like to have her energy sometimes. Tonight, our immediate family in Florida gathers at our home to celebrate my great granddaughters third birthday. I am just praying to survive and my Son’s dog, who is also named Chuck, is already planning his “safe place.” Millie and I love little Ava and appreciate the family gathering at our place to celebrate her birthday since the place where Ava lives is difficult for Millie to access at this time. So tonight is party time! Sorry to bore you with this. Do pray for us. I do have a point to make.
The Apostle Paul in speaking of life and death and the eternal victory Christians have in Jesus encouraged us with these words, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain,” (1 Corinthians 15:57-58 NIV). Now it would be nice as we grow older if our life was like Moses, “Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone,” (Deuteronomy 34:7 NIV). Moses was a human dynamo until he died and believe me his life was not easy if you realize who his traveling companions were. All of this to say that as we get older it is probably true our energy level is not as good as a three-year old child and probably not as great as Moses’ energy level either. And God knows that. But it is true that in our walk with Jesus we know that in life victory for us assured and the rewards of heaven await us. So we need to continue to serve Jesus as good as we possibly can because the work we do for Him in this life is important whether we are in the vigor of youth or the wisdom of old age or somewhere in between. The rush of youth is exciting and being around young people reminds us of the excitement of life and the new things that abound even if they exhaust us. So all of us need to keep giving ourselves to God’s work and rejoice in those who bring new life to the endeavors around us. Party time!