O God, You have taught me from my youth, and I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to all who are to come.
For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens,
You who have done great things;
O God, who is like You?
You who have shown me many troubles and distresses
Will revive me again, and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
May You increase my greatness and turn to comfort me. Psalm 71:17-21
Seasons. Have you ever noticed that life is lived in various seasons? There are seasons of greatness and those of obscurity. There are short times marked by glory or triumph and other long droughts of struggle. There are times of sickness and death then ones of new birth. Seasons. The Psalmists recalled the glory of youthful days and longs for making an eternal difference for God in his old age. I get that. Isn’t it true that we can desire to do great things for the Lord, even in our older years… and we can! One of the things we can do is encourage the next generation by declaring God’s glory and strength.
What season am I in right now Lord? What season is about to begin?
God, I wonder if one key to revival is the turning of older hearts like mine to the youth? Oh how I would love to see a movement of Your Spirit in the hearts of young people as You call many to Yourself in a revived faith and faithfulness. Would you touch hearts in the Corona area and prepare older Christians to receive new young people and grow them up in Christlikeness and the love and a grace of Jesus Christ. Could this be a season of harvest?