Recently, Margaret and I took him with us to visit a dear friend in an assisted living home. As we entered, she was sitting facing the door and said, “Oh, wonderful! I was waiting for someone to visit me.” As she has gotten older, friends and family have dropped off and she, as so many other “older folk” has few visitors.
Loren, a Christian friend of ours in his 80’s, heard of a grumpy man in his 70’s who said he had no friends any longer and complained of not being able to mow his lawn. So Loren, even in his old age, visited him and even mowed his lawn.
Dad Jespersen had friends that visit, especially to study the Bible on a regular basis. Dad lived with us so is not lonely, but there are many elderly and others who have no friends and no visitors. Perhaps they are waiting for you!
The Word of God says, “…in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4, esv).