Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
– Isaiah 40:30-31
"Therefore, we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For these light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory
that far outweighs them all." -2 Corinthians 4:16-18
It's never too late...
"Neglect not the gift that is within you."
-1 Timothy 5:16
Famed folk artist, Grandma Moses, once said,
"Life is what we make it
- always has been, always will be."
She would know; she didn't make her mark
on the world of art until well into her senior years.
Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses is often cited
as an example of an individual successfully
beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age.
Over 70 years old when arthritis reportedly cut short
her ability to crochet comfortably, she turned to painting one
December day in order to make a Christmas gift for her postman.
Soon, exhibitions of her depictions of rural life became so popular
that they broke attendance records all over the world.
Eventually, her images of American life were transferred to
curtains, dresses, cookie jars, and dinnerware,
and used to pitch all types of products.
The National Press Club cited her
as one of the five most newsworthy women
of 1950, and, at age 88,
Mademoiselle magazine named her
"Young Woman of the Year."
As she was famous to say,
"If I hadn't started painting,
I would have raised chickens."
The world is so glad she chose to paint.
The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying:
You have dwelt long enough at this mountain.
You are coming out of the mountain
it is time to use your talents and creativity
it is never too late to stir up passion
to start over and gain the blessings
God has reserved for you.
Believe in you, dream again, get up
you are NEVER too old for God to use you
to live fully a life filled with blessings.
The Creator of this universe is
making room for you - right now
Don't settle for less,
be restored in all things.
His presence gives power to
walk strong, you can have the right person
in your life, know a home, love..
you are just in the season,
it will pass.