I hope you enjoyed my first Triple Shadorma poem that was inspired by encountering this little leaf. I dedicate this poem to all the elderly people who are now in nursing homes or care centers living out their lives perhaps in loneliness, hopelessness, or feeling no one cares. This little leaf I saw today reminded me of them.
This leaf reminded me to stop in the middle of my busy life to think of ways to reach out and care for others.
I am glad I am a part of a ministry (Expressions of Miriam Ministries) that volunteers to go into these homes to visit with the people there and perhaps uplift and encourage them in some way by bringing the joy of life and the love of God into their waning lives.
Death visited last night It took the body of someone I knew His earthly tent is now empty But his spirit lives someplace new
There’s a heavenly mansion above That Jesus prepared and took him to Where he’ll dwell forever in peace Because he believed what was true
We all can join him there And have our mansion too We just need to believe and receive What Jesus did for me and you
Rhyme Leona J. Atkinson10-25-13 In memory of Herman (Rock) Kunneman, a brother in Christ, and former brother-in-law on earth.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.–Jesus (John 14:2,3)
For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2 Corinthians 5:1)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 )