Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Open Your Hand...

Hopefully, you don't mind if I talk about something I did, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Well, in the past, I've mentioned getting together with friends for times of having dinner and hearing music, together.

A few weeks ago, on a Wednesday, I met up with a couple of friends at Moose Lodge, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Yes, we met to attend the 'senior's' dinner.


Please realize that even though there are some people who are considered to be... seniors, there are people in attendance, who aren't seniors.

Yes, this is acceptable there, and at the various legions who serve senior's dinners, as well.  People can be of basically... any age... as long as they don't bring children along with them.

My friends, also brought with them, another friend.  So, the four (4) of us spent time, together at the Moose Lodge.

The lady friend that I met for the first (1st) time, was really nice.  And, she seemed to enjoy singing, since she kept singing to the music being played.

My friend, R... asked me if I was going to sing, there.  I let him know I wouldn't and probably couldn't, due to it not being just a music person sharing on-line music.  I mentioned that I didn't believe a couple playing music, like in a band, would allow that.  So, I didn't.

However, a week ago, on Wednesday, May 10th, I attended a senior's dinner at the Tecumseh Legion.

Even though I know many people who go there, I didn't have a close friend with me. 

A couple came and asked if they and the husband's dad could sit with me, at my table.  I welcomed them!

Even though the couple introduced themselves to me, I realized I had already met the husband's dad, on another occasion when I attended there.

Dad's name is... F.

F was in his wheelchair.  I recalled how in the past, he banged into me while riding his wheelchair.  And, spoke to me.

I'm not sure if F recalled that happening, in the past.  I know his son and d-I-l weren't aware of it, for they hadn't been with F, that day.

Together, we enjoyed conversations.  And, of course, a delicious meal. 

Afterwards, I was called up to sing.  So, I went and sang.

When I returned, F's family members were very kind to me.  And, F took my hand, and kissed it.

Thinking of this, made me think of Deuteronomy 15:11, "For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land."

Yes, I thought of this Bible verse, mainly due to it talking about opening thy hand, wide unto thy brother...

I realize that Bible verse isn't truly meant for me, regarding my life.  Or, to reflect on having my hand kissed.

However, I must admit... there have been many times when I've felt poor in spirit, and felt unloved, unwanted and needy.  Especially, when being so very much alone, even though I know my Lord, is with me, always.

When F did this, I realized that even though he is many, many years older than me, and is living in a nursing home, he wanted to encourage me.  So, in reality, he did what he felt he could do, to encourage me, in the only way he could.

It made me feel that he wants to do what God would want him to do.

He held His hand open wide, to me.

Thank you, F.  You were truly a blessing.

Do you do, what God wants you to do?

I do what I believe He wants me to do.

If we do what He wants us to do, I believe we will always be blessed.


Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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