Friday, June 4th, 2010
"God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name." (Hebrews 6:10)
All that you aging Witnesses of Jehovah have done and are now doing for God's glory is never far from his mind. Therefore, resist adopting a negative viewpoint, wrongly thinking that because of advanced age, you are no longer useful to Jehovah. Endeavor to replace depressing, pessimistic thoughts with positive ones. Rejoice over your blessings and your hope for the future! We have "a future and a hope"—the best possible—and these are guaranteed by our Creator. (Jeremiah 29:11, 12; Acts 17:31; 1 Timothy 6:19) Reflect on your hope, work to stay young in heart and mind, and never underestimate the value of your presence in the congregation! The psalmist declared: "Those who are planted in the house of Jehovah . . . will still keep on thriving during gray-headedness, fat and fresh they will continue to be."—Psalm 92:13, 14.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 4:15, 17)