I hope this week’s nondenominational church service encourages you and the elders in your care, particularly those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, to reflect on biblical wisdom: what it is, how we get it, and what we do with it.
As usual, the 48-minute service includes hymns, scripture readings, an interactive homily, quotes, and a story, all centered on the theme of wisdom. It’s designed to encourage reminiscing, reflection, and joy for seniors who are still mostly isolated due to covid-19 restrictions.
My recent feelings on wisdom
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to wisdom, sometimes I feel like I take one step forward and two steps back. I’ve been on this earth for nearly six decades, and I still feel like I’m learning and unlearning so much.
As the Bible says, “the fear of the Lord [I believe that means reverent humility] is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). I want to be humble and realistic so that I can be filled up with God’s powerful, righteous, loving wisdom, even (maybe especially) when it’s uncomfortable and unexpected. I want to agree with Jesus in my heart and in my actions that God’s will would be done here on Earth as it is in heaven.
Enjoy this service, and thank you for blessing seniors with your presence.