Friday, May 7th, 2010
"Do not throw me away in the time of old age; just when my power is failing, do not leave me." (Psalm 71:9)
Showing consideration for the feelings of older ones is essential. It is not unusual for the elderly to be deeply grieved by their inability to accomplish all that they were able to when they were younger and healthier. If you are an older person, have you had such painful feelings? Or are there times when you feel that Jehovah may have abandoned you? The psalmist may have had similar feelings in his later years, for he petitioned Jehovah: "Even until old age and gray-headedness, O God, do not leave me." (Psalm 71:18) Of course, Jehovah was not about to abandon the composer of that psalm, and He will not abandon you. In another psalm, David expressed his confidence in God's support. (Psalm 68:19) Rest assured that if you are a faithful elderly Christian, Jehovah is with you and will continue to sustain you day by day.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 4:13, 14)