“Now then, just as the LORD promised, he has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the desert. 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. Now give me this hill country that the LORD promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the LORD helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.” Joshua 14:10-12
Today, there was a steady stream of visitors coming in and out of Lucy’s room. They all came with well wishes and birthday greetings. Lucy said this was the best birthday she has ever had. That’s saying a lot since she’s already had eighty-four of them!
We say a hearty thanks to all of you who took the time to write greetings to her to make her day even more special. She had such a wonderful time reading your messages and was overwhelmed at the outpouring of love shown her.
Before we left, Prit read Joshua 14:10-12 to his mom as an encouragement. He reminded her that at eighty-five years of age, Caleb was just getting started. After forty years of wandering in the wilderness, Caleb reminded Joshua that God had promised the mountain called Hebron to him as an inheritance. In spite of the fact that it was a formidable fortress and inhabited by giants, Caleb conquered it and claimed it as his own. Before leaving her room, Prit, myself, his sister (Mary) and her husband, Bill, prayed for Lucy’s strength to be renewed and that the Lord would show her what was to be her “Hebron” for the upcoming year and for the rest of her life.