When spring has come, but curtains stay drawn,
When sun is up, but she can’t see the dawn,
When hope is calling, and he cannot heed it,
We bring peace and love to the lonely who need it.
This morning we load the van with the grass-bedded baskets and the hand-drawn cards. Yes, it’s just a few baskets, just a few foam crosses from Hobby Lobby, just a few pieces of chocolate.
But there’s more. For we are handing out hope.
We deliver Jesus, the antidote to loneliness.
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever. … I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
— John 15:16, 18
The most terrible poverty is loneliness,
and the feeling of being unloved.”
— Mother Teresa
Dear friend, Do you know of someone behind the shuttered windows? Could you deliver hope to a doorstep today? Or — sweet soul — are you that someone in the dimmed room, the one who sees spring breaking forth on the outside, yet you feel all dead-of-winter on the inside? Today, I pray for you — that you may know anew that Jesus did not leave you as an orphan, but that he gives you His Spirit. I send you my love. On this day, my prayers are for you.
PHOTOS: Easter baskets made by the children of Our Savior’s Church Sunday School. We made them for shut-ins and nursing-home residents who are unable to come to church. We remind them that they are never alone, because Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit (Christ in us).