Let's talk about the wonderful man with the hat. Web is ninety-five, greets everyone on Sunday mornings at church, quotes, by memory, tons of Bible verses, passages and even whole books of the Bible, always a smile, always an encouragement, always a good word, always a blessing to me. He is an amazing man. I told Web, "When I grow up, I want to be just like you." He said, "Oh, so you want to be old?" Yes, he's old but he has a young soul - a very young soul. He is the youngest old man that I know. What do I mean by young - young and foolish? Hardly.
Perhaps, the late Keith Green gives us insight in His song, "My Eyes Are Dry."
My eyes are dry, my faith is old,
My heart is hard, my prayers are cold,
And I know how I ought to be,
Alive to you, and dead to me.
Oh what can be done, for an old heart like mine,
Soften it up, with oil and wine.
The oil is You, Your Spirit of love,
Please wash me anew, in the wine of Your blood.
You see, Web has a soft heart - a product of God's Spirit and redemption.
And I do want to be like Web. By God's very Spirit, Web has been blessed to redeem his youth, his soft heart, even at his ripe old age. Every time I see Web, I experience a webinar. I keep learning from him. He has captured my deepest respect. I can only hope for a "toninar" someday that demonstrates a person with a young soul - just like Web.
By-the-way, the guy without the hat is another special person - the father of all my grandchildren! (Hey, look, he's enjoying a Webinar!)