The Elderly Among Us.


The hours go by so slowly.

I am Old…so very old. I no longer have the best days of my life ahead of me. I sit in this chair daily with only my memories.
Sitting in a chair by the window, waiting…waiting for what?

My life is without hope and there is nothing to look forward to but a downward spiral of decay and death. My mind speaks to my body but it has long since stopped answering.

All around me, people look the other way, pretending not to see, they turn their back to me.
My body, eaten up by age…my soul now ravaged by loneliness…no one even thinks of me anymore.
No one looks me in the eye or extends their hand out to me. It seems my end is to be utterly alone.

So I wait…for what I don’t know.

Then from the depths of this living grave I cried out and called for help, waiting for what I did not know…. yet the living God heard my prayer. “God has planted eternity in the hearts of men”…Eccl 3:10

How do I know that is true, because not long ago a young couple stopped in to see me. No, they are not friends or relatives but they have been taking the time to visit me and tell me about their Promise Keeping God.

When we first met I told them, when I look inside myself I only see me. I am forgotten and so very alone.
They told me I could have God living inside of me…so when I looked inside myself I would no longer be alone…because God would be inside with me.

They gave me Words of Life and Hope…and most of all…. their time.
Do you know anyone like me? Do you look the other way, turn your back, and pretend not to see?

Romans 10 vs 14-15 says it all.
How can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him?
And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say…
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News.”

Are you keeping the Good News to yourself ?

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