As we travel this road of caring for Audrey, the Lord teaches me more and more about trusting Him and seeing life through His eyes–especially seeing Audrey through His eyes. (In case you’re new to my blog, Audrey is my husband’s 92 year old mother who has Lewy-Body dementia with paranoia, delusions and hallucinations. She lives with us).
This certainly wasn’t a new idea because I’d considered it before, but I was thinking of Audrey as representing Jesus. and it became more meaningful.
Matthew 25:34-36 says, “‘Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'” (NASB)
So I looked at Audrey and really tried to picture Jesus. I wasn’t real successful, but I’ve been trying to think of that more often. It did, though, make me remember one of the vignettes I included in one of my compiled books. A woman wrote about how as a nurse, she obviously cares for people. One day, she was caring for a man who was dying. He asked her to rub his back. As she did, she literally saw Jesus. She was rubbing Jesus’s back. It was very moving for her.
Well, I don’t know if I’ll see Jesus but I’m being challenged to remember that since His calling is for me to care for Audrey, He is not only in this but He counts my care for her as caring for Him. I want that to make a difference in my attitudes.