7 February 2021


By John Ollis

In the early 60’s at our church’s annual Christmas camp we had an African American singer called Archie Dennis come and he sang a song that I have never forgotten it was taken from a verse in Psalm 37., I don’t remember ever reading the verse before, and as I am now in my senior years, I have come to appreciate and love this verse very much, and can agree 100% with King David’s words, found in Psalm 37:24 NKJV I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
N.L.T Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.
PASSION I was once young, but now I’m old. Not once have a found a lover of God forsaken by Him, nor have any of their children gone hungry.
MESSAGE I once was young, now I’m a graybeard—not once have I seen an abandoned believer, or his kids out roaming the streets.
Like King David, I can speak from personal experience, after almost 70 years as a believer, and (now nearly 80 and grey haired) can echo the words of the Apostle Paul in Phil. 4:19 NKJV My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

I speak not only personally, but as a parent, our children know the blessing of God upon their lives and so with our grandchildren.