Well, it was a wild morning. The room we were meeting in had a white Christmas tree. At the top of the tree was a decorated white top-hat. The residents and staff were all egging me on to ware it. So, I did - for the whole service. We are definitely having a good time and celebrating the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Claremore is always so appreciative of this ministry coming to share the Gospel. This morning some residents told stories of when they were children during the Christmas season. This is in a memory care facility. It was wonderful to hear them talk about their childhood. We continue our mandate of: Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost.
This is the week before Christmas. It is the busiest time of the year in the nursing homes. There are many, many groups that will come to the nursing homes both this week and next. It is a wonderful time of the year. I don't mind rearranging my schedule to accommodate more visitors. Next month and for the rest of the year we (my partners and I) will be there: preaching, teaching, loving, praying, and caring for the people. God is so good to put us in this place. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost.
We just had some wonderful Christmas caroling this morning. The longer we sang the more residents came in. Jesus is the reason for the season and we are sharing His Good News in nursing care facilities throughout eastern Oklahoma.
I said, "I'm here to sing some Christmas carols with you." She said, "Did you come to see this old catholic?" I said, "I sure did!" She looked shocked and said, "Wonders never cease. I guess there's a first for everything." We had the best of times this morning celebrating the birth of Jesus.
This year has gone by extremely fast. This morning as we were singing Christmas carols it struck me that at the end of every year the whole world calibrates the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What a great way to close out the old and bring in the new. We continue to share the Good News that Jesus Is The Reason For The Season.
There is something very captivating about Christmas carols. Residents and staff enjoyed an hour of singing them. I have always enjoyed singing carols but I did not realize that many of them include the story of the birth of Jesus. We are not just singing about Santa Claus we are singing about Jesus.
It was pretty obvious this morning that many of the residents are depressed throughout the holidays. Even though the nursing homes decorate for Christmas the residents are lonely with no family or friends coming to visit. We are bringing in Christmas music and the Good News of Jesus they probably remember as a kid. It brings many good memories and smiles back on their faces. Praise the Lord.
We are in full Christmas mode. This morning we sang Christmas carols with a little bit of the Christmas story scattered throughout. (Jesus Is Lord!) What a wonderful time of the year. I am already noticing more friends and family coming to visit in the nursing homes. This is a much easier time of year to share the love of Jesus.