I asked Anne, “How do you spend your days, now that Jim is gone?”
I had attended a luncheon to honor Anne, our former Bible study leader from way back. Years ago she and her husband left for the mission field and then later retired. Now she is 80. She was her husband’s caretaker before he succumbed last year to Alzheimer’s Disease.
When I asked her how she was spending her days, her response touched my heart. She said she lives in a retirement community where there are many widows who are lonely. Every day she makes a point of calling or visiting one person. When she visits she’ll bring flowers from her garden, or an interesting magazine article. Sometimes she’ll pick up a couple of muffins from the bakery to share. Most important, she makes time to read a verse of Scripture and pray with her friend.
How like Anne! She is still serving the Lord, reaching out to others, and meeting the needs of those around her. How blessed she is—and how blessed are her friends.
- Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:14