On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Seniors

Remember the days of being a teen and looking forward to that year of finally making it? It meant so much to us to be a senior! 

Now, I see life through different eyes as a senior. A senior! That is someone described as being of a "more advanced age." Many years ago, I remember when my Grandma was in a nursing home and how sweet it was that when my Grandpa McCoy would go visit her, he referred to the residents there as the old folks. He didn't consider himself as one of them, even though he was definitely in their age group. It's true that you're as young as you feel.

And yesterday, I chuckled to myself remembering him as I went to visit the "old folks" at the nursing home. The fact is that many of them are my age and I am considered by society to be a senior citizen. But I think I'll stick with my Grandpa McCoy's attitude and just continue to be a visitor!

On Wednesday, I joined up with the Chicken Lady and a couple others of our church's senior outreach ministries to visit two of the local nursing homes.

My long time friend Marie loves chickens and over the years she has managed to collect every kind of chicken you can imagine and has over 1,000 in her collection. She uses them all in some way or fashion to minister the Gospel and she is so creative and fun. Yesterday, she told the complete story of Easter and, at the end, told the "Gospel in an eggshell!"

Cock a doodle doo!
Black - the rooster with sin
who would end up as stew!
Red - the blood of Jesus to cover our sin
White - our purity and how God sees us when Jesus is in our hearts
Green - we are always growing in the grace and knowledge of God
Golden Rooster - our lives are golden and
one day we will live in our heavenly home where gold is in abundance.
Just think! In a land where we'll never grow old.

This little rooster is called Rez and
he walks along like a real chicken as Marie works the strings.

They love hearing the story of Jesus over and over
and they sing the old songs with great joy. 


I was blessed to sing songs of His Amazing Grace, along
with Sherry (who plays piano) and Jackie, one of the most
talented singers ever! Really! 

It was a great St. Patrick's Day.



8 comments:

  1. Nonnie,
    Isn't it true, that we who are now the "seniors" seldom think of ourselves as such? But we are thankful to have a new day in which to be glad of Him who first loved us.
    Blessings to you~Marsha

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  2. Nonnie, I just told my husband the other day...I am going to have to stop calling people my age old. LOL. I loved your post. that was so nice. The one thing most people in nursing homes needs is love and kindness. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. Aww..Connie. What a fun thing to do-go visit the 'old folks'. My mother was always like that, too, talking about some 'old stodger' as she called them and, often, they were a few years younger than she was. lol Truly, age is a thought process for some of us.
    Hysterical about the chicken lady telling the story of God through chickens...love it. Did she figure out what came first...did God make the chicken or the egg first? lol xo Diana

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  4. That story of the chickens is a great attention-getter. I enjoyed your post very much! And I love the St Patrick quote!

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  6. What a blessing you are to so many!

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  7. Sounds like a nice day visiting the Senior's! I can't tell you how much I have had this senior thing on my mind. I will be 65 this year and there are a lot of things that are bothering me about being a senior. Too much to share in this comment but sometimes I feel like they think we should be out to pasture.....

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  8. What a wonderful blessing for the seniors, AND for you and your friends who visited the nursing home. I love that quote from St. Patrick. Love it.

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