Broadway star Carol Channing died Tuesday at the age of 97. Channing was known for her memorable performances over the years in such productions as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” She was still performing in her 80s, including her one-woman show, “The First 80 Years Are the Hardest”.
Channing’s career reminds us that many senior citizens have opportunities to continue to make a difference with their wonderful contributions.
In Joshua 14, Caleb talks about how the Lord had blessed him with the ability to live a long life of vitality and strength—“…So here I am today, eighty-five years old! I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then.” (vv.10-11)
Let this be an encouragement for us to continue to attempt great things for the Lord, even as we grow older.