The Gift of God’s Presence

John Eldredge said, “The gift of presence is a rare and beautiful gift.”

How do you give the gift of presence? Can it be as simple (and as difficult) as being with someone when they get bad news? When they are hurt, or sick, or grieving? Is it sitting with someone after they get a difficult diagnosis or are undergoing treatment? Is it coming alongside the widows and widowers in your congregation? I think it is.

This week, Lutheran Women in Mission will present at Best Practices in Ministry, hosted by Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, Arizona. One session will focus on ministering to and with widows.

LWML’s new resource, Life After … Devotions for Widows, is a collection of 27 devotions written by widows for widows and those who love them. Perhaps it can be your gift of presence – God’s presence – and His peace.

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; … (Psalm 16:11).

Eden Keefe