The great hymn-writer Isaac Watts penned these words in 1719,
“O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.”
The longer a person knows and walks with God, the more opportunity a person has to lean upon Him. And when a person leans upon God, he or she finds Him most trustworthy. As life progresses, God’s ‘leaning’ people discover that He provides, protects, and sustains according to His good and perfect will. These are those who discover and experience God for themselves as they trust in Him. God has been their help throughout their ‘ages past’.
When I think of our FBCH Senior Adults, I think of men and women who have a ‘track record’ with God. Through their years they have ‘leaned’ upon the Lord and He has not disappointed. He has shown Himself personally faithful to them. He has been and is their ‘help’ and that’s why our Senior Adults set the example and the pace for our church going forward. They are confident that God will lead them and us for His Namesake (Psalm 31:3) because He has faithfully led in the past. They have found God to be their ‘refuge and strength, a very present help in time of need’ (Psalm 46:1). They know God to be our Help and our Hope!
This Sunday, May 7th, we will recognize and thank God for our Senior Adults. Our church is providing a special post-service luncheon in their honor. These godly men and women are a great example of faithfulness and service to Christ and to our church. Please join me in honoring them during the morning service.