By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
I snapped this photo a few years ago at a local festival. Part of the festivities included a car show, and these are two of the vehicles that were shared with the crowds. These are two beautiful old antique cars.
One might argue that they aren’t antiques. They are classics. And sometimes these classic old cars are babied, polished, and shown off, but are never cranked up and ridden through the neighborhood. The cars were built to run and be used, and yet too many times they sit idle in some parking lot with folks oogling over them.
I can’t help but wonder how many times we do the very same thing with our older generation, a generation that is growing in greater numbers each and every day. How often do you visit (or call, in today’s socially destitute world) your elderly neighbors or even family members? How often have you prayed for or even thought of the countless older folks who have spent nearly a year now completely isolated inside their retirement homes and facilities?
Proverbs 16:31 tells us that “the silver head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.” Those elder saints who have the wisdom of many years of experience long for someone who will simply sit and listen. The righteous have gone before, and they have stories to tell.
Are you listening? Do you care? Remember that, by the grace of God, you will one day (much sooner than you realize) be that older antique (ok, classic!), and you will be the one longing for someone, anyone, to come strolling by and glance your way, if only for a moment.
Just a thought.