"He fills my life with good things! My youth is renewed like the eagle's!" (Psalm 103:5).
One day a poor woman greatly desired and sought a bunch of grapes from the king's conservatory for her sick child.
Taking a half a crown, she approached the king's gardener and tried to purchase the grapes. Rudely repulsed, she made a second effort - with more money. Again she was refused.
Finally, the king's daughter heard the crying of the woman and the angry words of the gardener. When she inquired into the matter, the woman told her story.
"My dear woman," said the princess, "you are mistaken. My father is not a merchant, but a king. His business is not to sell, but to give."
Plucking a bunch of grapes from the vine, she gently dropped it into the woman's apron.
What a picture of goodness and bounty of our wonderful Lord! He fills our lives with good things, and even as we approach and reach old age, He renews our strength and vigor so that in effect we become young again.
This truth was impressed upon me anew when I reached my 60th birthday in late 1981. Age really did not seem to matter at all; God continues to give liberally - not only all good things that are needful, but also a renewal of strength and vigor for each day and for each task. I seem to have as much strength and energy at 60 as when I was 30 - with far more experience and wisdom.
Today's Action Point
I will dare to believe God is filling my life with good things. Even when a particular thing may not seem good at the moment, I will still praise and thank Him as an expression of my love, gratitude and faith.