Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Open Door

When one door of happiness closes, 
another opens;
 but often we look so long at the closed door 
that we do not see the one
which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

A group from our church visits the nearby nursing home and leads the people in singing their old favorite hymns around the piano and sharing testimonies of God's goodness.

A beautiful snowy-haired lady there told us that she had once dreaded the day that she would have to leave her home and move into a nursing home. She wondered how she would make it if she were no longer able to attend the church she'd been a member of for sixty years. But she told us that she had made close friends with other residents who also love the Lord, and she thanked us all for being her new church family.

I have a feeling that this lady's bright smile is one of God's "sunbeams" in this place. I know she encourages me!


Dianna said...

That is something I've always enjoyed about nursing home visitation, Karen. We go to be a blessing and more often than not we come away being the ones blessed.

Precious story you've shared here. :)

Daisy said...

What a lovely and inspiring story! :)

Joy said...

Heartwarming story. We are a group too that shares God's words and love to the elderly once a month and they are really thankful for what we do:)

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