‘For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of My people; My chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.’ Isaiah 65:22 NIV
In 1968 a scientist discovered a six-hundred-year-old necklace in a Native American grave. It was made up of seeds which had been strung together. He planted one of those seeds, and guess what happened: it sprouted and grew. Although the seed had been dormant for six hundred years, it still had the potential for life.
How much time do you spend with your grandparents? Do you think they are old and have nothing to teach you? Think again! They have accumulated years of wisdom and knowledge. They are a goldmine of information that you may be missing out on because you simply don’t ask them. The Bible says, ‘The righteous will flourish like a palm tree… planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; He is my Rock.”’ (Psalm 92:12–15 NIV)
Did you know that a palm tree produces its greatest harvest of fruit in its final years? Maybe it’s time to start spending more time with your grandparents. ‘For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of My people; My chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.’ That Scripture means poor eyesight, arthritis, and baldness is no measure of a person’s usefulness. Your grandparents might not be able to move as fast as they used to but nothing would give them more pleasure than to share their knowledge with you. And if your grandparents are no longer in your life, there are plenty of other people’s grandparents that would love to share their time with you.
SoulFood: Isa 58-62 Luke 4:1-13 Ps 89:1-14 Pro 2:20
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023