ON CREAKY KNEES
Read: Psalm 116
Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. --Psalm 116:2
Meet Margaret the battler. More than 90 years of memories and faith are
her legacy, but she's not ready to surrender. Her life is full of the
physical pain that often accompanies old age, and even though she's too
weak to walk anymore, Margaret is not done with her ministry.
Despite her increasing feebleness, and despite her near deafness and
inability to move around, Margaret has a ministry that reaches far
beyond the walls of the nursing home where she lives. Every day--often
for hours at a time--she sits in her chair with a stack of prayer cards
and prays diligently for missionaries. And sometimes, when she can push
her frail body to do so, she kneels beside her bed on creaky knees to
talk with God.
Margaret doesn't have much more than prayer to offer her Lord. She is
the essence of the answer to the question in Psalm 116:12, "What shall I
render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?" Verse 13 answers,
"I will . . . call upon the name of the Lord."
A lifetime of being sustained by God's love, grace, and mercy is just
about over for Margaret. In the face of mounting physical weakness, she
is staying spiritually strong to the end. O to have her courage and
dedication--at any age!
(From Campus Journal)