When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you Isaiah 43:2
What ever you face today remember who is holding onto who!
Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father. Matthew 18:10
They are just helpless sheep and a good opportunity to exploit to a wolf. But to the owner of the sheep they are precious and worth defending. They are worth being cared for. They are worth something unexplainable, that links them to the Shepherd.
That is exactly what our Father sees when he looks behind the walls of our modern nursing home. Though the residents may seem to be of little value to our fast paced consumer culture, they are of infinite worth to God. If we will treat these little lambs with kindness their angels will see. Remember that God’s takes special delight in His weakest lambs!
At the end of John chapter four Jesus tells his disciples to take a look at the fields around them. Maybe because they were fishermen they needed some pointers on farming and related that to their job as fishers of men. We only have today to harvest what stands ready in the field right now.
As a teen age I remember working wity friends putting up hay in the summer. Once the farmer saw the grass had reached that perfect point of height and the fields were dry it needed to be cut. We worked long hours into the night getting it all safely stacked in the barn. There was no time for delay.
In the same way there is an urgency to reach those who are spending the final chapter of life in Nursing Care. Many are open and receptive as never before to the message of Christ. The fields are ready God help us to be ready also!
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved!
The name of Jesus alone and separated from any other earthly power will move mountains, heal the sick and transform your life . Its power does not lie is the sound of the J-e-s-u-s but in the discovery that He – God’s only Son is near. He is forever at hand listening to hear if we will call upon His name!