What God begins…he finishes. His broken world will one day be restored and made new again. Broken bodies and broken spirits that turn to him…he heals either now or in eternity.
As a caregiver you serve someone with limitations. You welcome their improvements…either small or great. And you’re saddened by their slightest signs of decline. You care…deeply. Today…and for as many tomorrows as you are given the strength to serve.
But the truest, deepest, longest-lasting care you can provide is the care of the soul. Pray for opportunities to speak of your own faith…and to nourish the faith of the one you serve. Speak gently of experiences of our Lord’s love, his forgiveness, his faithful support. Plant small seeds…lovingly…prayerfully.
Then, in the spirit of Christ, serve patiently, sacrificially, “confident of this, that the one who began a good work” in you, and in the one you serve “will bring it to completion.” (Philippians 1:6)
Lord, may my service and my words of witness be a welcome invitation to trust in you. Amen.
Photos courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016