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Adopting a Grandparent

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and
the love you have shown him as you have helped his people
and continue to help them.” – Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

Jason was just eight when his grandfather came to live with his family. Despite the fact that he was crippled from a spinal disease, his grandfather was still mentally present.

“We hung out together after school. He taught me how to shuffle cards, grow a garden, and helped me with my homework.”

But three years later, his grandfather needed more care than Jason’s family could provide, so they moved him to a nursing home.

Jason visited as often as he could and would bring treats and other small gifts. When he noticed his grandfather’s roommate never had visitors, he asked his mom about it.

“Well, not everyone has a family, or sometimes they have family who lives far away and can’t visit very often,” she explained. “But if you want, you can ask to adopt him as your grandpa, too.”

Adopting an elderly nursing home resident or a senior in your community is a great way to show the love of Jesus. You can minister by driving an elderly person to the grocery store or doctor’s office. You can help out by cutting their lawn or cleaning their gutters.

God, put a senior in my path who needs a friend. Let me shower that person with kindness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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