A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME …

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Yesterday we had yet another visit and another service at the nursing home where my father resides.  My father still is not eating properly (see prayer request) and yesterday he was having a pretty strong episode of dementia.  I say episode because he has had these seasons of dimentia in the past and has always come out of them.  He has Parkinson disease and I believe the dementia is, at least in part anyway, related to that.  I should be discouraged but I am not.  I have hope in the Lord and just maybe the Lord has put that hope in my heart.  I know we can all succumb to wishful thinking but I hope that is not the case. I felt the Lord impress the following scripture verse on my heart this morning.  I think of the man who survived six heart attacks.  We had the privilege of giving him a gospel tract.  What if that man had been under a DNR order?  Against my will my father has DNR (DO NOT RESUSCITATE) written on his chart.  But what does that really mean because “He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.”  Hallelujah!

On another note I just want to share a little something about one of other residents at my father’s nursing home.  She is a 92 years old woman who comes to our meetings.  She has full mental capacity, praise the Lord, but she is not born again.  She has told us in the past that she likes to come to the meetings because she likes the music and singing.  Another time she said that it takes time for her to understand the new things she is learning at the services.  Yesterday she told my husband she loves to hear him speak.  I say this not to boast but to encourage evangelism.  This woman is a Roman Catholic and at one point stopped coming to the meetings.  She’s back again and I know the Lord is calling her.  Over the years I have observed many souls listen to the gospel message and yet not understand a word of what was spoken.  This woman not only is understanding but is seeing that there is a difference between what she has believed her whole life and what the word of God declares.  Only God can do that!

Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian. I was saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother came to the Lord in her old age, in her 80's. Her name was Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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