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This weekend, a group of us went to a senior center where many believers live.  We sang together with them and then spent time talking with them and getting to know them, hearing their amazing stories.  I was humbled at how much joy we were able to bring to these people in whose company I felt entirely unworthy to be.  A shadow of our relationship with God, is it not?

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4         “Blessed are those who are p-rs-c-t-d for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10

Enduring the murder of her parents during WWII, and years in pr-s-n, this 90+ year old lady, Ms. L, has spent sixty years with Jesus and was perhaps the most joyful person that we were privileged to meet at the center.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21

Above is our good friend, Wei Szu, standing with Ms. C.  Also more than 90 years old, Ms. C gave all of her assets toward equipping the saints and now lives in the humble quarters of the senior center.

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” – Psalm 95:1

I only wish the pictures did justice to what a wonderful experience this was.  I was honored to meet these wise old saints and fellowship together with everyone as one body.  We intend to return regularly to the senior center and visit with our new friends.  I hope that one day Eden will remember these trips fondly and will come to appreciate what a special gift it was for her to grow up with such experiences.