HUMAN DYNAMO! There are some people who seem to have boundless energy; like the Energizer Bunny and my young 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 young child; who can really understand it? But I would like to have her energy sometimes. When our immediate family in Florida gathers at our home to celebrate my young great granddaughter’s birthday I just pray to survive “the energy field.” My Son’s dog, who is also named Chuck, runs to his “safe place.” My wife and I love our great granddaughter and appreciate the family gathering at our place to celebrate her birthday.

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 the life of 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 is to say that as we get older it is probably true our energy level is not as good as that of a young child and probably not as great as Moses’ energy level either. God knows that. It is true that in our walk with Jesus we know that in life victory for us is 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. ("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).

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