The girls have been busy this week , so many little things .. or at least they may seen little to us but huge in the eyes of the kids she has been visiting . It's difficult at times , Every time you visit with one of the kids , there are so many things that jump out at you. I guess we are wired to help .. Fortunately sometimes the greatest help we can bring is to simply visit.... James 1:27 talks about pure religion that God loves is to visit the widows and the orphans .. There is so much that can be read into that . VISIT. is that to meet there needs , to help them out of difficulty, is that to build a support network around them to care for them. Does VISIT mean to protect them from the parells around them .. to be a defender from all that would seek to harm ... I think that it is actually all of the above, BUT if we focuse on that , it is so easy to become overwhelmed and say what can I do .. I believe that if we just start with the Basic ...VISIT.. just that .. VISIT.. what healing power there is in that . It cost nothing but can change a persons world.
To Visit carries so many messages with it .. Visiting some one shows that they are not alone , it shows that although time is valuable, they are more valuable. Visiting lets people know that they are a part of something bigger then just them . It carries a message of HOPE, and DIGNITY..
I was sharing this with some friends in and one of them said that in his mothers nursing home, they greatest commodity there was a visit. Every one there new when someone got a visitor. they know when someone comes, and they know who is getting visitors.. they all gather around after a visit to hear all about it . It is not about how much money , or how many things you have, but the greatest wealth is the VISIT, and you don't need to go to Kyrgyzstan to do that ..
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While you read Emma's letter below, think to your self ... WHO CAN I VISIT ?