November 03, 2015


Some of my older friends are rebelling against age and they refuse to use walkers, oxygen tanks, and install handicap ramps. In spite of two broken hips and two fractured ribs my aunt, who is in her early 80’s, refuses to use a cane because, “She doesn’t want to become dependent on it.” It occurs to me that in many instances believers have a similar mind set. We don’t completely turn our lives over to the Lord because we don’t want to become too dependent. The Psalmist reminds us, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge” (Psalm 62:5-7 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----I like seeing my dad with a cane. It keeps him upright. Would I like to see him strong enough to not need a cane? Yes. But he isn’t. That’s reality. I don’t want to use canes and walkers and stuff when I get older either. But rather than just refusing to use them, I am working my way into more of an exercise mentality. I will be there before I get frail. If I am going to not use canes and walkers and stuff, it’s going to be because I don’t need them, not just because I refuse to use them. And I’ve already begun working on that. Good diet, sufficient exercise, a bit of discretion, some supplication, lots of thanksgiving, and praise for the Lord should keep the cane cowering in my closet a while longer.

Love you all,
Steve Corey