I went to a weight lifting competition recently where my wife was coaching a couple of the lifters. It was a small competition but diverse. Some lifters were mere teenagers, some were competing for the first time, and some were there in hopes of performing well enough to advance to a national competition.
Never too old
There was one lifter who competed in a class by himself. Wearing a Sikh head covering and worn out knee braces, Randy (short for Randip) approached the platform and gave it his best effort:
His fellow competitors joined the spectators in cheering Randy on. Randy, who spoke little English and had a friend translating for him during the sign-ups, might not have understood everything the crowd was shouting, but he knew they were urging him on to complete the lift.
Because Randy is over 75 years old.
Never too late
Old and young people alike think about God, wondering who he is and whether to bother with him. The longer this goes on, the more a person probably thinks it’s too late to do anything about it.
And in his patience, today is always a good day to turn to him, as the Ethiopian official did when he learned of Jesus.
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” … Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. (Acts 8:36-38.)
Indeed, what can stand in the way of you being in a relationship with Jesus? Turn to him now.
And if you already belong to him recall too that nothing can stand in the way of serving him. What has God called you to do? It’s never too late and you’re never too old to do it.