Genesis 48:21-22: Confident to the end.

“21 Then Israel said to Joseph, ‘I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of you  fathers. 22 And to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.’ NIV

Jacob was a dying man but his final words exuded confidence in God and belief in His presence. He knew that the Lord had been with him all through his life, and he was confident that Joseph would experience the Lord’s faithfulness to the end.

Dr.Alan Redpath, wrote an article for a Christian youth magazine when he was in his 70’s (does anyone remember ‘Buzz’?!!). In it he said something like this: ‘I know I’m in injury time; but I’m aware that a goal scored in injury time can make all the difference!’               I think old Jacob scored a few in ‘injury time’, don’t you?

PRAYER: Lord, even in old age, make me a ‘striker’ for your Kingdom.