Tuesday, November 5, 2013

At The Heart of Things...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned how tired I had felt on Sunday.

Unfortunately, our Lord's day wasn't the only day I felt tired.  In fact, a day earlier, on Saturday, I slept in later than normal.

After sleeping away most of the morning on Saturday, I finally got myself moving and did a couple of errands.  And, I went to the library, as per normal for me.

In the afternoon, I stopped at a Tim Horton's (TH) that had a Cold Stone Creamery (CSC) within it's location.  In case you're not aware, not every TH has a CSC.  In fact, most don't.

Anyway, I made sure to go to that location, because I wanted to pick up a swirl cone.  This is a blend of both chocolate and vanilla soft ice cream. 

You see, I decided to visit that fellow who is in the rehabilitation centre, after having a stroke.  And, wanted to take it to him.  Especially since, I had long ago found out he enjoys it!

It's not easy to drive holding a cone, so what I usually do, is I bring with me a disposable cup.  I place it over the ice cream cone and then turn it upside down.  This way, the ice cream sits in the cup and the cone acts almost like a lid.

Off I went from Windsor's east side, to the west side.

It had been a while since I visited him, so I wasn't sure if he'd be happy or upset I was showing up, unannounced.  I had tried calling several times over the course of time, but I hadn't been able to reach him.

In any case, I poked my head in the door to his room.  Smiled.  And, asked if it was okay to visit.

He seemed happy to see me.  And, I'm sure he was happy to see I had brought him that tasty, cold treat!

Seriously, his spirit seemed to be lifted up.  His face went from blank, to a smile from almost ear to ear.

In my heart, I felt I had done the right thing in going to visit him.  Just as God told us in Proverbs 12:25, "Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad."

While a good word makes a heart glad, knowing that people care enough to visit, must be a true encouragement for anyone in his position.

Since we are not what I would call close friends, I truly do not know how heavy this brother in the Lord's heart is.

I can tell you that I believe that as a single person, who has never married, and has no immediate family to visit on a regular timetable, his daily life cannot be very happy.  It seems to me, it would be rather lonely.

After being ill so much over the past year myself, and not being able to always get out, and not having many visitors during that time, I can say that for me, it was lonely.  And, I truly appreciated visits.

So, I can only imagine what he goes through.

Yes, his sister and one of his brother's visits when they can.  And, a cousin drops by at times, also.

Still, everyone needs friendly support and prayer. 

Even me!  I must admit that it makes me feel good, when I do something/anything that I know makes someone else happy.

How wonderful it is, that God is good.  He provides for us all.  Each of His children, I mean.

He loves each of His children, with an everlasting love. 

If you have not come to Christ yet, please know that there is no love greater than the love that Jesus has for you. 

How do I know this?  The Bible tells me so.  And, will tell you so also, if you decide to read it.

Do it, today.  Don't put it off until tomorrow.  It may be too late.

Until next time...

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