with a 91 year old gentleman from our church. i’m filming a project for our tv broadcast this weekend and wanted to talk to some veterans. i asked around and someone told me to give World War II Naval Veteran Mr. Billy Beaver a call.
i made an appointment and took my rig over to his house. he was so gracious. he showed me some of his military trappings and we sat down to talk. he wanted to do a practice run, but i pushed record, just in case something wonderful happened. he told the most amazing story. i finished filming and we talked about God and the chronological bible he was reading. i also promised to come back and have coffee with him sometime.
to say that i was blessed would be an understatement. i think sometimes because of my role in churches that somehow the message gets sent that i don’t like older people. nothing could be further from the truth. i love the wealth of knowledge, experience and maturity that many of our older saints bring to the body of Christ. i was so thankful for the 30 minutes that i got to spend with Mr. Beaver. it makes me think that maybe i need to search out time to spend with our seniors more often. even though they may not like our “rock band” worship, and even though they may ask me questions about the things they don’t like.
how blessed are we?
Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
it is attained by a righteous life.
The glory of young men is their strength,
gray hair the splendor of the old.