11 Mar

workout and widows/widowers

This message is one I need to share here. It is a great low impact, total body workout, but ALSO a superb message all the way through about widows and widowers.

An article from Got Questions, said, “widows are often grouped with vulnerable members of society such as the fatherless, aliens, and the poor (Deuteronomy 14:29; 16:11; 24:20; 26:12). The Bible says widows are to be treated with honor and compassion and offered protection so that no one takes advantage of them.” The article goes on to say, “God recognized the widow’s plight and rose to her defense: “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psalm 68:5). A person who denied justice to a widow was cursed by God: “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow” (Deuteronomy 27:19). Laws and special provisions were put in place to safeguard widows against neglect and abuse.”

Jesus condemned the Pharisees for their ill-treatment of widows (Mark 12:40).

widows and widowers can be young, or older. REMEMBER THAT. They all need the same care.

Stay connected. Call, text, message, often.

Say you are sorry for our loss.

Call and ask specifically, “Can we go for a walk together?” “Would you like me to take the kids to the park?”

Refer to spouse’s acts or words – serious or humorous.

Invite them to anything, as if they were not widows/widowers. Include them in your activities just as you did before the spouse was no longer there.

Accept that we they are where they are.

Walk the talk. They need us. We need them.

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