The Caregiver’s Greatest Need
What is a caregiver’s
It is not skill, although it is a good to get all the training possible.
It is not perfection, although it is good to do your very best.
It is not resources, although it is necessary to have the right supplies and aids.
It is not support, although it is important to have help and encouragement.
It is not more time away, although it is important to take breaks, have leisure time, and be refreshed.
The greatest need of a caregiver is love.
Human love, although sincere and sacrificial, has its limitations and weaknesses. God is the only source of love without limits and whose love does not fail. God’s love flows on when human love has been expended, and the resources of His love will never be depleted.
His love is like a cluster of grapes that brings forth the sweet fruit of joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
God, I am in need of Your
unfailing love. Pour forth, through my heart, love’s sweet fruit of
kindness, patience, longsuffering, gentleness, and self-control. Be in me the
love that never stops hoping, never stops believing, and never comes to an end.
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