Walking With Lambs – Preview

Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. Genesis 33:14 KJV

When I first wrote the poem Softly With The Lambs ; little did I know how this picture of Jacob gently leading his sheep would grow in my heart. That thought of Jacob, who was still limping along from his wrestling match with God, reminded me of the many years I have limped alongside my friends at nursing homes.

Ater writing a follow up post to the poem, and a change of the title to Walking With Lambs, I realized that I needed to do much more. But first, I want to express my gratitude for the support of my wife who worked together with me for several years in nursing homes before moving on to other things. I will always owe her a great debt of gratitude for continuing her support and encouragement as well as accepting graciously the many hours I spent visiting people long term care facilities.

So, began the writing of a new book titled, Walking With Lambs. This differs from the other books that I have written in that, it is primarily a book about friends. Each chapter begins with the story of a friend and how their lives have helped me to learn how to serve others in some aspect of long term care ministry. As of today I am not yet sure as to a release date but stay tuned, as I hope it will be before the end of Summer.

Jesus told us that whenever we care for even the least of His people, we were doing it for Him. I am reminded of the charge that Jesus gave to John, when from the cross He entrusted the care of Mary to John. When we go to people who are living in long term care settings, whether they are at home or in a facility, we are carrying on the same responsibility of John. While the other Apostles were out advancing the gospel around the world, John stayed behind to care for Mary till the end of her life. His ministry to her was private. None of us knows how many years He dedicated to her care, or what it involved. That is the same with us today. Very few will ever know the stories, the tears, the joys or the heartbreaks we experience, but Jesus does. He will ever be that friend who is truly closer than a brother. He cares. He sees and He will give us grace to Walk Softly With Lambs, even while others are thundering ahead in far more visible areas of ministry. It is a humble ministry, yet if Jesus has called you to serve His aging mothers and fathers or His brothers and sisters with special needs there is no greater blessing than knowing that He has trusted us with their care. Have a blessed day all and as an encouragement I am offering the devotional book, Grace For the Road for free in its eBook format from Thursday 6/9/22 through Sunday 6/12/22.

Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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