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Topic: Walk (07/20/06)
TITLE: Winter's Walk
By Carol Dee Meeks
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I watched my husband’s mom this weekend. The nursing home let her come for a visit. From the time her granddaughter got her inside our door until they left, there was little to smile about in her world. She must have repeated her stories and woes six times before lunch and more than that after we ate. We were exhausted just listening to her self-centeredness. Age is sometimes ugly and so is ages’ walk.
As I watched her, I wanted to ask why she chose to walk on the dark side of life, but you don’t discuss these types of things with her. I thought of John 8:12, and how Jesus told His disciples “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” I silently prayed, Lord touch her heart.
We are either slaves to dark and Satan, or we are slaves to light and Jesus. With Him, there is no gray. It is either night or it is day. It is hope or dismay. It is a daily choice to have a good day or a daily choice to have a bad day. It is a lifelong journey and is never mastered until we meet death, but it is the difference of joy in our lives or extreme sadness I witnessed our visitor share. She is so caught up in herself and her troubles, she can’t smell the roses. She isn’t even aware there are roses. Sad to say, she hasn’t changed since I’ve known her.
I silently prayed, Lord touch her heart. Let my winter walk be more tender and compassionate of my loved ones.
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