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Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)
TITLE: How Old Am I Anyway?
By Flora Sawyer
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“Oh, Father, help me to remember. I feel so stupid,” she said aloud as she often did when speaking with her Lord. What will I ever say when they ask me and I can't remember?” Wearily she resumed her seat in the comfortable rocker. Then, reaching for her Bible, she turned to the Psalms which were always a comfort when her heart and mind were troubled.
“Of course! Of course! Again, she spoke audibly. “Thank you, Lord. You always come through for me.”
That evening, sure enough, the party was held, and the dreaded question was asked. Skilfully evading her son-in-law's sonorous voice saying, “How old are you anyway, Gram?”she skirted the question by saying,
“You know children, God gave me a most wonderful verse today when I was feeling a little blue. It was in Psalm 39, verse 5. “It said, 'Mine age is as nothing before Thee.' Now what do you think of that?” “Why it made me feel like a spring chicken!” She said with a shaky little laugh, causing the room to erupt with laughter.
And so it was that Grandma's great sense of humor, being still intact, rescued her from another embarrassing moment.
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