Thoughts From The Nursing Home Ministry
I was out at the nursing home to minister on Thursday. I enjoy seeing the people, joking around and talking to them. But when I came home several ramblings came to mind. 1) We (speaking of you and me) are not getting younger. You are growing older. Now let that register in your mind. You will get older and time is passing way to fast. So the question becomes what will you do with your time? How will you make use of it? Ephesians 5:15-16, James 4:13-15
2) When you do begin to age what persona will you take? Will you be grumpy or a kind hearted grandfatherly type person? There are some real nice elderly people at one of the nursing homes I go to. But at the same place there is an older man who has a reputation as a trouble maker. So which one will you choose? You can get better or you can get bitter you will have to decide.
3) When you hear like I did Thursday that several residences have passed away you begin to think one day we will also pass from the scene. The brevity of life begins to loom in your vision. So what do you do? Give up or press forward? Thank you I’ll choose the latter. I would rather labor on and finish strong them give up and collapse.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”