Don, Carleen, David, Margaret, Alma …
These are some of the fine people we met yesterday. It was the annual outing for the WBFJ Staff to the Tab Williams Adult Day Care of Winston-Salem. Each year on Valentine’s, we carve out about thirty minutes to an hour to sing, dance, fellowship, pass our Valentine cards and encourage these fine folks.
While their mental and sometimes physical capacity is greatly diminished, these are our parents, grandparents, teachers, businessmen, servicemen and more. The unfortunate deterioration of aging has been hard on these people (and their loved ones).
This may not be the ultimate for each of us, but no doubt the confines that accompany aging will reach into nearly every one of our lives.
Even Peter … Peter – the apostle, the disciple, church leader, Scripture writer, etc. was told by Jesus that “when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” John 21:18
Please pardon this perusing. The intention is not meant to invoke fear or induce pity. Instead, they are the simple thoughts to remind us that God is in each of these moments just as well. May we cherish the days we are given: individually and collectively. Even in those days, His mercies are new and grace is sufficient.
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