It has been our privilege to deliver groceries and the love of Jesus to a senior housing project in our town. The depth and wealth of experience these sometimes forgotten people have acquired in their life time. The tests of life they have endured.
One woman was born in the 19th century and now lives in the 21st century! Another woman did her laundry in the stream until one day she was trying to scoop out a place along the edge of the stream so the current didnt carry the clothes away and she dug into a spring which then supplied running water to the house. You should have seen the smile on her face as she told of the thanks she gave to God. Even with these wonderful testimonies the elderly at times are discouraged. God reminds us of how He has not forgotten us and Isaiah 57:14-15 instructs us to:
build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstacle out of the way of my people. For thus says the high and exalted One who lives for ever, whose name is holy, I dwell on a high and and holy place and with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
We find it a humbling experience to offer a cup of cold water in Jesus name to the Seniors as the end of their race draws near. We are also encouraged by the grace the Holy Spirit has supplied, to love and encourage Gods people as they take those last steps to the finish line. BACK_TO_TOP