This week I had something to happen that totally changed how I feel about this over 70 thing. I saw a news flash recently on Nancy Pelosi stating she is 79 years of age. NOW--if she is still able to stir up trouble and anger half the nation at that ripe old age--surely there is hope for me!
Curious I then looked up the age of the rulers of our nation. Those men and women we have elected to make the laws, write the budget, and decide the path we will take. Would you believe 31 of the 100 senators are over 70? One third of the senate is of advanced age, but we elect them to continue to serve. Someone has a great deal of faith in these seniors to make the correct decisions in spite of their age.
A good friend recently told me that Grandma Moses was in her late 70's before she BEGAN to paint. The only reason she began what she was most famous for was the arthritis in her hands would not allow her to sew anymore. Harlan Sanders aka Kentucky Fried Chicken launched his franchise empire in his late 60's. When I started researching those who bloomed late and became successful, I was amazed at the length of the list.
Why look in the Bible. Moses was no Spring Chicken when the Promised Land finally came into sight. And do not discount the women, Elizabeth was long past child bearing and in fact on the road of advanced age when John the Baptist was born. Over and over in the Bible we see examples of men and women in their latter years being used in a mighty way by God.
SO--"It's not over until the Fat Lady sings" and she is still warbling away.
I am looking forward to seeing how God uses me in this next decade. One thing is for CERTAIN---He's not finished growing me up yet! Seventy is only a number--what is truly important is the mind set I have at seventy. Bring it on-
70's---I am excited to see what is in store!