10. Visit Someone Who is Homebound
We are in an age where people think everyone is plugged in. But the truth is not everyone is connected. There are people who are not computer literate. And while the rest of the world communicates regularly, they do not. We who know the Lord need to take care of those who are lonely. Read James 1:27. God tells us to look after the widows. Maybe you know someone who could really use a visit. You could be the bright spot to their day.
And before you think that you don’t have time, we make time for the things that are important to us. Someday you may be alone, and wouldn’t you welcome a visit from someone? Yes, the world is pretty connected, but not everyone. You can make a big difference with a small visit. And if you’re not sure who to visit, ask God. For the very person he puts on your heart may be the same one who’s just whispered a prayer to God.
God I bring the person who is waiting before you. I pray that you help him/her to rest. God, you are not surprised at what they are facing. You are sovereign. Father, give them a measure of grace so they can wait, though they feel the waiting is impossible. Surround them with your peace that passes all understanding. We pay this in your Son’s most precious and Holy name. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Anne Peterson is a speaker, poet, and published author who is a regular contributor to Crosswalk. Anne has published 14 books including her memoir, Broken: A story of abuse, survival and hope. Anne believes life is hard, so she writes words to make it softer. Find Anne on her website and Facebook page. You can also receive her free Ebook: Helping Someone in Grief: 17 Things You Need to Know.
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