This week we had the opportunity to visit an infirmary in the town of Mandeville. This is a place where many people with mental and physical disabilities are housed.
The majority of patients there suffer from Alzheimer’s and are not capable of taking care of themselves. We had the blessing of working along side the nurses to serve in many different ways, for example, a number of the team did the laundry for the people there, others did manual labor and yard work.
In addition, the rest of the team had the opportunity to comb the women’s hair and clip all the patients toenails and fingernails. I personally, had the chance to clip the patient’s nails. This was such a humbling experience for me. I know it was only through the strength of Jesus I could do this, and I began to see these people through the eyes of Jesus.
I remember the verse where Jesus says, ¨Whatever you do for the least of these you do for me¨. Jesus came to love ¨the least of these¨. He never turned down an opportunity to serve those in need and love on those who were forgotten. During this time of ministry I got to learn and experience that Jesus sees all people and created all people with value.
It was such an honor to go around clipping people’s nails and seeing the joy in their eyes and the smile on their faces. A lot of the time when Jesus gives us the opportunity to serve, it doesn’t always look glamorous or spectacular. But sometimes it means just loving the ¨least of these¨, and to God that is spectacular.
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