For anyone who is struggling with the frustrating sense of uselessness let me tell you about my good friend Ann. Ann* (not her real name) passed away just before Valentine’s day. For the last three years she came almost every week to our church service in the respiratory unit at the nursing home. Because of her trach it was hard to understand much of what Ann said. But Ann has changed the world. Her consistent faithful presence was noticed by her daughter who also began coming many Wednesday afternoons.
Are you ever called not to bear another’s burden? What about planning your own future, even when you’re someone’s caregiver? What if their “burdens” interfere with your personal goals for the future, are you allowed to set them aside?
There are some things that are so difficult even to think about as a care giver. I love this post because it is both practical and loving in its encouragement and advice. Thanks Emily for sharing this excellent post!!
Reading Luke 24:13:31
As Christians, Easter should be more than just a event on our calendar. Easter must be first the celebration of the central event of our lives. On the the first Easter Sunday as two believers walked along sadly remembering the death of Jesus, the living Christ came and listened!
In 2018 we have walked much further than they, yet as we share with one another in remembering Him He still comes along side. What sadness or grief do you carry today? Jesus Himself offers to share our journey and give us a life that is greater than any death! He is closer than we realize and still waiting to be revealed in the breaking of the bread.