Monday, January 17, 2011
The Nursing Home
Last year for Christmas, our small community choir went to the local (40 minutes away) nursing home to sing to the residents. We had about 20 elderly people in the room that the nurses pushed and lead there for the program. When we started singing, I noticed that five or six of the guests, were already asleep, several others were singing their own songs, off key and loudly out of tune. But they all seemed to be having a good time, even if they were doing something else! There were just a few that actually seemed to be listening and smiling. The funny thing was, after we were done, even the ones who had been sleeping wanted to hug us and hold onto our hands. They wanted the contact with other human beings. They wanted the joy that comes when we feel appreciated and loved.
Do you ever feel as if no one appreciates you or loves you? The wonderful thing about Heavenly Father is that He sees every part of your life. He knows exactly who you are and loves you in spite of yourself. He doesn't miss a single part of our lives. If everyone around you seems to have "dozed off" or is singing to a different tune, you might want to check again. If you look deep into your heart, I think you will find your Heavenly Father sitting there watching and waiting. He knows the songs of your heart. He knows the ones you long to sing. He knows the person you are to be. He loves you unconditionally.