Miracles come in small and large packages – and often times they come in ordinary ways that we deal with extraordinary events – like someone’s passing . . .
From Chaplain Steven Bell at our Heritage Park Facility:
One of our residents passed away this month.
In the process, I was paying a visit to her room, as her life was ebbing away. She and her roommate loved to sing the song Jesus Loves Me.
I had prayer with the dying resident, who was non-responsive, and then her roommate asked for prayer as well. Following that prayer she just started singing Jesus Loves Me. I joined in and we both sang as loud and as well as we could manage. Before leaving the room, I made sure and sung Jesus Loves Me softly into the ear of the dying resident. As I left the room, I could hear the roommate continuing to sing along, ever so softly, with a huge smile on her face.
Within the hour, the failing resident had died.
I could not help realizing what a privilege I had of spending those last moments singing Jesus Loves Me to a woman who was always so touched by the song. What a way to be ushered into eternity!