Caleb, forever young

In my mind’s eye I can’t see Caleb as an old man. I pray that I will have the energizing faith of one of the two men that  God took note of.  After receiving the report of the twelve spies, God said to Moses:

Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured against me. Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. __Numbers 14: 28-30

At forty years of age it is accounted to Caleb:40

And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.–Numbers 13:30

 At eighty years young,  Caleb is quoted as saying:

Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as  the Lord said.—Joshua 14:12

If  Forty is the new thirty, then  80  is forever young! ????????????????????????????????

Grace and Peace,030208_0025_0246.wbcCheryl

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