KJV Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
NIV Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
NLT Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.
Recently our Church visited a nursing home to sing hymns with the people there. Before we left with our dad, my mom told me to try to make friends with some of the people there, and possibly become pin pals with some of them. I grabbed my notebook, so that I could get names and addresses. (There address is there room number and name). We got to the nursing home, and several older ladies came to sing with us. The piano wasn’t tuned very well, and the voices cracked, but Joy and Peace were in the atmosphere. Some of the people had straight faces, but others had a faded smile on there worn lips.
After we finished the songs all of the kids in our group went and gave the ladies hugs. My brother doesn’t like hugs, but he hugged some one, and they told him “I love you”. I think it was sweet. Someday he will look back and appreciate it, but at the moment I think when he looks backwards on it he feels awkward. After the hugs I was kind of like, how do I get these peoples addresses if I don’t even know them. So I just took up my courage and my note book. Kneeling down to one of the ladies, I asked if they would like to be pen pal’s? I told her that I would try to write, but sometimes was not always very quick about answering back, and explained that mom had suggested that I get a pin pal. We exchanged addresses. I got another woman’s address too.
I am about to write my first letters, and am thinking to do a small water color flour or some sort of art and a paragraph or two about what I fell they need to hear. I would like to encourage you to do the same. Churches and other groups often go to the nursing home as a service to the community. If your church goes often, you could grab a ride, and a pin pal. If you don’t know who to go with you can ask around or go yourself. The people at nursing homes don’t expect your letter you be an essay, they would even appreciate something as simple as I LOVE YOU on a card. I highly encourage you to change there life for the better by just writing a note once a month, or week.