Monday, December 24, 2012

May we not neglect the aged, lonely, widows, fatherless in our midst

Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow
No flowers of life will cheer me; instead
You may give me my roses now!
~ Thomas F. Healey~
•*¨*Lord help us not to neglect the old, elderly, widows, lonely in our family.
Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Ephesians 6:2 "Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise.
Let's not just show our love to them once in a way but always.
Our God says's He is, "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows...(Psalm 68:5)
•*¨*Let's not forsake our parents and grand-parents when they our old. 
There is a God who will never let us down even when we are old.
 Isaiah 46:4 " Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you!I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you."

•*¨*I read this poem many years back and it so...blessed me. Every heart sure wishes this!
I'd rather have one little rose 
From you today,
Than have truck loads of the choicest flowers,
When my stay on earth must end.

I'd rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said,
Than flattery when my heart is still,
And life has ceased to be.

I'd rather have a loving smile,
From loved ones I know are true,
than tears shed around my casket,
When to this world I bid adieu.

Bring me the flowers today,
give me a smile & a hug now,
Tell me you love & care for me...
Than do all this after I'm dear & gone.
( Author unknown)
Isn't that beautiful...?
Is your mom/dad/ grand-father, grand-mother close by?
Show them your love.
If they are far away, we can call and tell them we love care and miss them.
What the use of crying for the people in our life when they are no more ?
What's the use of all the words of praise, when their breath goes still and they cannot hear?
It's today when our loved ones are with us we need to show them we care and love..
Some one said..
"You can't speak a kind word too soon..
for you never know how soon it will be too late."
Be Blessed