Friday, we went up to the Omaha area to do music at my grandma’s care home. We left home to no snow and arrived in the area with six inches! On our way up, we saw many, many vehicles that had gone off the road the night before, when the snow had started. The vehicles had been abandoned and were just waiting for tow trucks to clear them out.
It was a joy to share with those there through music and testimony. Since we had just been in April, I think some of them remembered us, and we had a good group of about 30 residents, plus some of the staff came too. Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary shared a number of Christmas songs, beautifully arranged, interspersed with their testimonies. In addition, it was a great practice run for Saturday evening’s event. A post will be coming soon on that!
Being at care homes frequently reminds me of the frailty of life. Some may live long and experience the affects of aging, but some may live only a short time. As we look forward to this Christmas season, are you prepared to step into eternity? It is not a question to wait to settle. For if you wait until eternity to deal with your sin, it is too late.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:27-28).
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed” (Romans 10:9-11).