The other day I was headed into my favorite coffee shop. I noticed an older gentleman getting out of his car. He was kind of hunched over and moving very slowly. I noticed him in the store cleaning off the condiment area. I thought, “man, that’s a nice guy cleaning the table.” Then I noticed him neatly placing a stack of Our Daily Bread devotionals on the condiment table.
I was so heartened and encouraged by what he’d done. Here is an old man in the last years of his life and what is he concerned about? His retirement? Enjoying the leisure life on the golf course? No, he was concerned with the eternal life of others. What an incredible legacy to leave.
I wonder how many people he influenced for God through the kind act of leaving devotionals where they might pick them up.
He reminds me of Caleb, who at 85 was still ready for battle. He was God’s warrior, no matter what his age.
My bet is that kind of ministry keeps that godly gentleman young.
Psalm 92:14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.