Still At It!

Still At It!

Yesterday, Pastor Nathan and I were in Springfield and stopped for lunch at my favorite Italian restaurant. It was mid-afternoon, so the restaurant was not very busy. A couple tables away from us sat two elderly ladies, eating lunch and visiting together. Though we weren’t intending to eavesdrop, their conversation was loud enough for us to overhear, and it soon became clear that there was a whole lot more going on than just a friendly lunch between two elderly friends. The lady who is facing us in the attached picture was plainly on a mission. We could hear her, witnessing–and testifying–and doing some preaching in between. She was telling her friend just how much the Lord Jesus meant in her life. She was explaining the basics of salvation. She was exhorting about what prayer was, and how a person could feel the presence of the Lord, and where to start reading if one had never been a Bible reader. She was passionate as she spoke into her friend’s life and answered questions about a real, living relationship with God. She was bold. We covertly snapped a picture. As they rose from the table, they walked somewhat feebly toward the door. That woman is a hero to me–still at it–even at her age! She is like a modern-day Caleb, still doing the work of God after all those years. After entering the promised land, Caleb said to Joshua (Joshua 14:10-12): “Here I am today, eighty-five years old! I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. Now give me this hill country that the LORD promised me that day.” Wonderful!

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