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Nursing Home Ministry, Elderly, Wisdom



Today we went to the nursing home
The pastor, some others, and I
Something happened there that broke my heart
And brought tear-drops to my eyes.

I sat down by a dear little lady
Who was trying to comb back her hair.
I asked her if she'd sing with me
And offered my song book to share.

She gently pushed the book away
And without ever raising her head
She broke my heart as she whispered
"I can't 'cause I'm blind", she said.

And as the tear-drops filled my eyes
And slid quietly down my face
I heard that dear sweet lady sing
The words to Amazing Grace.

"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see".

I looked into that sightless face
So weathered by the passing years
There was such a quiet peaceful air
That I began to dry my tears.

"That lady isn't blind", I said
It's just her eyes that do not see
And when she walks the Streets of Gold
She'll see as well as you and me.

Now if your vision here on earth
Is just as perfect as can be
And you've not settled things with God
Then you're more blind, my friend, than she!