It was a weekend of music

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).


Jesse and Mary

7 thoughts on “It was a weekend of music”

  1. Sweet pictures. The little elderly ladies look sweet too. I like the last photo best! By the way, did you hear about the Duggar family?

    I’ve been meaning to ask you, how is Mrs. B’s family (your former resident friend at your local nursing home)? And little Leah who used to sit next to her, how is she doing?

    God bless! Rebecca K.
    Yes, we have been praying for them.
    Last time we spoke Mrs. B’s daughter was doing fine. Also, it was difficult for Leah but she is doing very well.

  2. What a wonderful time you all had together – the elderly home was blessed to have you.

    How sad it must be to have your grandma so far away – have you ever tried to have her living at home with the family, and close by to Grandpa and Gigi?
    She wanted to be close to my sister.

  3. What a lovely (and so true) post. We enjoy all of your blog entries but this one especially touched our family. Thank you so much for your work here, Sarah. It is a blessing beyond what you could ever imagine.

  4. I’m glad the family was able to visit Grandma. It’s hard enough to be old and living in a long term facility, a necessity sometimes, but to not see family at this time of year is extra hard. Hope you can visit every month or so in 2012.

    I miss my own grandmother so much. She was born on Christmas and died on Christmas.

  5. Oooh, you’re keeping me in suspense for that blog post!
    So glad you were safe during your trip in the snow, a taste of Christmas, eh?

  6. How wonderful you are to visit and sing for the residents of the care center where your grandma is. I enjoy all the groups that come into the care center where my mom is, and I know all the residents enjoy the music so much. We were caroling last Sunday at care centers in the area with our church and many of the residents were singing along. It was fun and I was happy we could go–it was good for us to do this, and to do it together.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  7. I used to be afraid to be around old people. Had no idea what to say to them. Then in one of your posts about the home you minister to someone asked what you talk to them about. I gleaned some ideas from the answer and now I make appoint to talk with several of the older folks at my church each week. Even sat in on their Sunday School class a couple of times. Thanks for you help. Now I realize “they don’t bite”!
    Amen. Good for you Johnna.

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