Feel like too much time has passed and your age is preventing you from doing something great for God and his kingdom? Don’t! Think about this line-up for a moment:
- Moses was 80 years old when he spoke for God before the pharaoh of Egypt (Exodus 7:7)
- Aaron was 83 years old when he stood beside Moses and stood up for God (Exodus 7:7)
- Samuel served God and Israel as a faithful judge well into his old age (1 Samuel 8:5)
- Both Simeon and Anna played a wonderful role in introducing Israel’s messiah to the people around the temple despite being well-advanced in years (Luke 2:25-38)
- Paul “the aged” was a shining light of love and mercy for Jesus to the end (Philemon 9)
This list is incomplete, but your service doesn’t have to be.
Think about it, if the Lord is able to use a junior to accomplish his will, then there’s nothing that can prevent him from being ready and willing to use a senior!
So don’t let the absence of serving God in your youth prevent you from serving God now – in this case, better late than never truly does apply.
“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” (Titus 2:1-5)