Now that nearly 21 months have elapsed since Elaine’s accident, visits, cards and calls have significantly declined. Yet the tragedy of the accident daily lingers. Human nature kicks in with promised visits that never materialize and people making excuses for their extreme busyness. For some, witnessing Elaine’s ordeal is just too painful for them. For others personal activities easily override visits.
As believers, I wonder if our sins of omission outnumber our sins of commission. It is easy for me to make various excuses in my own life. However I need a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading to go where He calls me.
Some wonderful volunteers continue to reach out to Elaine and provide ongoing support. May God bless them for all they do! Also, may He encourage others to come, share a story and an encouraging word. Not long ago, a lady admitted her fear of visiting Elaine. She just did not know what to say or what to expect. At her second visit, she expressed to Elaine how blessed she had been in simply meeting and talking with her. Her step of faith reaped a personal blessing for both her and Elaine.
Don’t miss a blessing due to fear or busyness. Reach out to someone who simply needs your encouragement this day.