How old is too old?

“Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them.  Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.”  Exodus 7:6-7.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Exodus 6-8, and Luke 23.

I always pictured Moses and Aaron as being younger, maybe in their forties.

But here the two of them are early in the exodus story and they are already as old as dirt!

It does give inspiration to those of us who are retired.  I’ll never see sixty again.

I must NEVER retire from serving God.  He knows my limitations, yet there are ways that He can use me.

When my mother-in-law (now deceased) was in assisted living and near the end of her life, she told a relative that she wanted to go, “home.” There was nothing more she could do.  My relative told her that she still could pray.  And that was what my mother-in-law did.

It is true that as we age we need to adjust how we serve Him.  To accurately make that adjustment requires that I have a close relationship to Him.

“Lord, You are awesome.  You created everything, including me.  Remove from me, I beg, the things that obstruct my relationship to You.  Thank You for the endless ways that I can serve You.  Direct my path this day.  Protect me and guide me, I pray.”

I will never be too old to serve Him in some way.

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