As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36 KJV
The phrase is often repeated, “Don’t give up hope!” or “There’s always hope!”, as if hope is something independent of our circumstances. But hope never walks alone. Hope is always accompanied by her sister faith and faith links hands with love. Jesus doesn’t just say ,”Keep on hoping!” He walks with us and his presence by our side gives us the faith to be greater than our fears. How wonderful it has been to share this week with our grandchildren as my wife awaits chemotherapy. There simply being with us has helped us have faith to believe greater things and put fears outside the doors.
So this Sunday morning ask yourself if there isn’t someone you could walk beside in faith. Just your faithful presence may be what God will use to hold hands with hope and help them on their journey.
Do you sometimes feel lonely? Think about the fact that last year less than 40% of residents in full time nursing care received a single visit from a family member or a friend. What could you do to make that different in 2017?
Very encouraging short video on how do we relate to and love those with Alzheimer’s disease. I love the quote from Dr Jeff McNair, “I’m with you, I’m not going anywhere!” There is no better message we can live than that. Be blessed today!