HONORING OUR SENIOR SAINTS Today I want to talk about an incredibly valuable and underused asset that we have in the Kingdom of God and that is you our senior saints. You our senior saints are passing on a solid foundation of wisdom, stability, and strength; and if the younger generation would open their eyes and learn from the examples that are before them; they will be able to live a life full of honor, filled with few regrets, and giving glory to God.
Sadly, many churches and even more so, our young people do not give their senior saints the honor and respect they are due. We must realize that many of these men and women that are often pushed to the fringes of the church are the very ones that helped form the foundation of the church. We must understand that the senior saints are truly the stability of the church, because the senior saints have the church at heart.
When work needs to done, the senior saints are always there. When projects need to be funded you can count on senior saints to contribute. When the doors of the church are open, the senior saints will always be found there. You the senior saints are the pillars of the House of God upholding the Holy standard! You the senior men and women of the church know God intimately because many of you have been walking with Him for decades.
You the senior saint know the Word of God and you show how faithful God is to His promise, how true He is to His Word, how kind He is to those who trust Him. All you have to do is look at their Bibles and see that they have been read over, and over, and over again! You the aged warriors have incredible wisdom about life, both natural and spiritual. You have lived 60, 70, 80 + years and the church needs to tap into the decades of wisdom and experience you have to offer.
In closing I want to say to our precious senior saints, understand that God is not through with you yet! God has given you the gift of long life, which has blessed you with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; therefore your ministry is to share that gift with as many as you possibly can before God says that your work here is finished and calls you Home to Glory.
To you the Senior Saints – I Thank you – for establishing the foundation, for stabilizing the church, for being there when no one else was. Thank you for your many years of service to our Lord, in the Kingdom, and in the field of the world. I pray that all those that have not come into our senior years will not take for granted the marvelous asset we have in our senior saints; that we will follow in your footsteps and be found faithful in the service of the Lord as you have been. May God Bless You and Heaven Smile Upon You.Deacon H. Freeman