Last night I popped into the sanctuary at Allison Park Church for the end of the Worship Night that is held there each Wednesday through the summer. I was actually just stopping in to talk to a friend real quick, but decided to hang around and enjoy the presence of God. While I’m in the back, I noticed an older woman sitting along the back wall of the sanctuary with a walker sitting in front of her. She was probably in her mid to late 70’s in age, but her passion for God was remarkably vibrant. As I observed her worship, I was so inspired! She was sitting in her chair with her walker in front of her worshipping God with such passion and zeal that seemingly made the walker a sidenote. I was actually waiting for her to get up and start running around. She would occasionally stand and then sit, but regardless of her position, it was evident that she was not just filling time. She was doing something she had done many times before…spending quality time with her Savior. Her love for God was more real and genuine and most experience with over coffee with a close friend.
As the worship team sang “…and right now, in the good times and bad, You are God alone…” I saw her with hands raised high, oozing the passion and innocence of a child.. What a goal to strive for. Maintain passion for God through the various stages of life. If ever I’ve watched something that depicts what I want to be, that would be it.
Lord, let me age with wisdom. Let me maintain a sense innocence. Let me grow with an ever-increasing passion. Let me live a life that is pleasing to you and inspiring to others.