Has this ever happened to you? You’re going through something in your life and a song comes on the radio, just when you needed to hear it?
Once a month, I try to get a group together to visit a nearby Continuing Care Center. I think it is a great ministry. I see the pure joy on the faces of many of the residents when a group comes in just to spend time with them. They love having time with children and talking with the parents. Well, over the last few months, the number of families joining us for these events has been dwindling. I make an effort to remind people, but because of meetings, other events and other things, many have been dropping out. Last month I had to cancel because only one other family was going to come with us and it is hard to entertain a room full of seniors with just three children. At any rate, I woke up this morning feeling pretty disappointed that we’d be going with another very small group.Before he left this morning, my husband prayed that God would encourage me in this ministry, but I was still feeling frustrated as I hit the road.
Less than five minutes into our drive, a song came on the radio that I had never heard before. Every verse brought me more and more encouragement and by the end of the song, I felt renewed.
Keep Changing the World
Something here is wrong
There are children without homes
But we just move along to take care of our own
There's so much suffering just outside our door
A cry so deafening
We just can't ignore
To all the people who are fighting for the broken
All the people who keep holding on to love
All the people who reaching for the lonely
Keep changing the world
Take a look around
Before the sun goes out
What's lost can still be found
It's not too late now
It only takes one spark to make the fire burn
So reach inside your heart and let this be the start
I see you changing the world
I see the sun coming up
It's a brighter day
Let's show the world that love is a better way
So lend a hand join the fight
'Cause time is ticking away
Here’s Luna, with her self-cut bangs, working on a hand for our flag wall decoration.
It turned out lovely!
We spent a lot of time talking with this gentleman, who is truly a gem. We’ve never met him before, but when he was wheeled into the room he let out a, “Ho ho ho, look who’s here! Santa Clause! Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum!” It came out with such enthusiasm, I cracked right up. I really enjoyed chatting with him and he thanked us, at least a dozen time, for coming to visit. Before we left, he asked me to take a picture of him with Kaya and to bring him a copy next time we come. I promised that I would and I know that is part of God’s plan to convict me to continue the visits. After all, a promise is a promise.