Nursing home ministry is not about being nice. It is not about feeling good or having others think of as as more religious than others. Nursing home ministry like any other service for the Lord Jesus Christ is about being obedient to His call to carry His message to those He sends us. Any “nice feelings” or “good impressions” that come of what we do are entirely secondary. We are in fact being called to the front lines of the battle for men and women for whom God sent His Son to die. If He was willing to stay on the cross for those long hours to open a path to heaven, how can we not do all we can to tell others about this good news?
This Christmas we have a unique opportunity to go into nursing homes in our community. Now would be the perfect time to call together people from our local churches to sing and share the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. How better can we express the heart of Jesus than by going to tell it on any mountain that God leads us to this year? Be blessed!
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed Luke 4:18