Friday, July 9th, 2010
"[Jehovah] will not leave his loyal ones" (Psalm 37:28)
Many modern-day examples prove that older ones can "keep on thriving." (Psalm 92:13, 14) But the challenges of illness and old age can be daunting, even for those who have caring and committed family members to help them. Caregivers too may become worn-out. The congregation has the privilege and responsibility to put their love into action in behalf of older ones and those who care for them. (Galatians 6:10) Such help shows that we are not, in effect, telling such ones to go and "keep warm and well fed" without assisting them in practical ways. (James 2:15-17) Advancing age may change a Christian's activities somewhat, but time does not dimish Jehovah's love for his loyal older servants. On the contrary, all of these faithful Christians are precious in his eyes, and he will never leave them. (Isaiah 46:4) Jehovah will sustain and guide them throughout old age.—Psalm 48:14.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 4:18, 19)