One day, I'll be too old
One day I'll be too old to shoulder some of your burden, but I'll need plenty of others to carry mine. So give me the privilege of bearing some of those burdens now.
One day I'll be too old to carry a tune, but others will use music as therapy to help me remember fleeting images of my life. So allow me to sing God's praises alongside you now.
One day I'll be too old to drive you to the airport at 4 in the morning, but students trying to work their way through college will be be pushing my wheelchair to supper each evening. So tell me how I can use my car to bless you now.
One day I'll be too old to finish praying for you without forgetting what the request was, but others will have to remind me when it's time to take which meds. So tell me how I can pray for you now.
One day I'll be too old to tell you "back in my day...", but vaguely familiar strangers will ask me "don't you remember back in your day ...?" So let me share with you my life experiences now.
One day I'll be too old to work up a good sweat helping you on a project, but nurses will be closely monitoring my temp ... and my BP and pulse ox. So let me help you tear up that old carpet now.
One day, I'll be so old that all I can do is for you is pray. And that will still be more than everything else I can do for you now.