There they were: two does and a buck quietly browsing under the branches of the old Apple tree until they saw us coming. Then at a leisurely pace they turned and in a moment they were hidden from our view. Though the tree is probably over 60 years old, all it took to have another fruitful year was a good hard pruning last Winter.
For those of us turning the corner towards retirement that tree stands as a great encouragement to me. Just as long as we are still willing to tolerate a good pruning from time to time there is no reason to give up hope on new beginnings, new ideas or new friends. God’s promise is not only to the young. Here is one for some of us today!
Psalm 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing (Fat & flourishing?) well yes there is a bit more there too!