I had my days mixed up. I thought I was going to Muskogee and Tahlequah today. But no. Today was an all-day-in-Muskogee day. Fortunately, I did go to Muskogee. The activities director called and asked, "Are you coming today?" About 10 minutes late but now I'm on track. In spite of everything we did have a good service. God is gracious and really does want the best for everyone. Praise the Lord!
This is a memory care unit. There are many people behind these doors who need a lot of attention and care. As we began to sing I could see a spark come back in their eyes. They began to sing without the need for words. With smiles on their faces and hands in the air we began to worship our Lord.
It is always exciting to see both the residents and the staff get involved in the service. There were needs this morning and thank God His Word is full of answers. The one verse that came to me was Phil. 4:19, "My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." What ever the need is, He can supply. It doesn't matter how big or how many, He can meet the need. So, receive by faith.
What a wonderful service. As I looked around the room, my heart went out to everyone who was there. There was a table of 5 woman playing dominoes. They probably ranged in age from college age to retirement, singing the hymns and listening as they go about their game. Another table with an older couple. He is living in the facility and she comes to be with him multiple times a week. A gal in a geri chair who is thankful she is still alive after some very severe drug issues. The stories go on and on. But, we have come together for one reason. To press into God. To worship Him. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost.
It was so good to see everyone at Maplewood today. I think sometimes we forget how lonely it can be in nursing homes. They were eager to raise their hands and sing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was cold and gloomy outside but the Son was shinning on the inside.