“They will still bear fruit in old age; they will be full of sap and very green….” (Psalm 92:14)
Can I tell you something odd?
While surfing this website’s articles from nearly twenty years of blogging, I came across an unfinished draft I had titled “the last temptations of the aged.” I breezed right past it, in search of something else I was looking for.
A moment later, I was back. That was an intriguing title, I thought. Must have started that article a couple of years back. Wonder what it says.
After reading it, I deleted the entire thing.
It was indeed written about two years back, and then left in the program and forgotten. But the strange part is that nothing about it is true in my life now.
Not a thing.
I had listed as temptations of the elderly things like not exercising as much, not eating as healthily as previously, reading more for indulgement rather than edification, wanting to sleep more, and such.
“Where was my head?” I wondered. “I’m not reading shallow novels, I’m exercising, and I’m trying my dead-level best to stay healthy. I am not lying around resting all the time. I’m constantly at work serving the Lord. In some ways, these are the most productive years of my life.”
Wonder what was going on to inspire such a depressing list.