My friend and I aren't old at 53 and 61, but, like the cars pictured above, we're "vintage!" Psalm 71: 15-18
But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and
My mouth shall tell of Your
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits.
I will go in the strength of the
I will make mention of Your
righteousness, of Yours only.
O God, You have taught me from
my youth; and to this day I declare Your
Here we see the Psalmist reflecting on past experience as a reason to praise; current knowledge of God whose power and willingness to save have no limits; and future hope and determination to raise God for His righteousness. With that hope, the writer--and we--can go in the strength of the Lord God, in full confidence, mentioning God's incomparable righteousness to all we meet.
At a Bible study this evening, we took up II Corinthians 4. Hear verse 7:
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels [us], that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
The dying of the Lord Jesus for our sins, and His resurrected life, is to be manifested in us. This is what we, the Church, have to share!
The Psalmist continues, v. 18:
Now also when I am old and
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to
Your power to everyone who is to
Lord, as we age, may we leave a legacy of faith and praise!