Mama, Alzheimer, Max Kato discussed on Let's Talk Dementia
Well as you know if you've listened to this show for very long and we've got several hundred episodes out. I come to you from point in a fait. Our company is a faith based not for profit and everything we do is geared around believing that god has a plan for our life life in even when we're traveling that journey of dementia we can rest assured that he did not wake up one day and went. Oh my gosh susie has dementia. Mary jane mom was just diagnosed with dementia. I had no clue that was gonna happen. Well see that doesn't happen with the lord because he knows our days are steps are ordered and not only does he know are a but he holds us in his hand. His grace we are taught is sufficient shunt for anything and everything we might face in life in as this caregiving journey continues and you progress down the various i steps and <hes> reach plateaus in the declines that come along you will find that that need for his mercy and his grace is even more evident mercy and grace grace believing that he is with us in that he will hold us sustain us through the difficult days days. Mama was diagnosed in august of two thousand six with alzheimer's type dementia. She passed away may thirty first two thousand nineteen so it's only been in a few months for me now and <hes> that whole process of journeying with her as she learned to live with dementia uh-huh alzheimer's type dementia in as she finally learned to die from alzheimer's dementia was a time in my life that i can truly say brought brought me closer to my mama and it brought me closer to the lord because i realized that i could not face the challenges that lie ahead ed without his strong-arm holding mate but you know what else i knew. I didn't want to face those challenges without him. I cannot imagine that journey without knowing could go to the lord with everything that was on my heart and lay it out to him. Somehow since my mom has passed having lost the ability to go talk to her about what's going on in my world that <hes> is good and for <hes> gosh. It's been years now since i've been able to go and talk to my mom about the hard things that are going on in my life. I didn't share those things with my mom during the last several years of her world of her life so my world has been absent those two things for quite some time but now i realize how even more important it is that i share those things with my heavenly father so in the book <hes> i forget the name of the book i don't even have fewer probably but it's a devotional by max lucado and i love max's books and i have read to you of previous episodes some his writings will this is the riding for april third in max kato wrote this. I did not and it's titled grace upon grace. The scripture for this particular rating is from first john on this is how god showed his love among us. He sent his one and only son into the world that we might live through him. This is love love not that we looked god but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for sins first john four nine thirteen <unk> max writes grace is simply another word for god's tumbling rumbling doubling reservoir of strength and protection it comes at us not occasionally or miserly but constantly and aggressively acidly wave upon wave. We've barely regained are balanced from one breaker and then bam here comes another one grace this upon grace we dared hang our hat and stake our hope on the gladys news of all if god permits the challenge he will provide by the grace to meet it. We never exhausted his supply. God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face ace wipe every tear you cry and answer every question you ask. Would we expect anything less us from god send his son to die for us and not in his power to sustain us. Paul found such logic impossible in romans. He said he who did not spare his own son but gave him up for us. All how will he not also along with with him graciously. Give us all things stand in the shadow of god's crucified son. Now pose your question. It's jesus on my side look at the wound in his and look at the wound in his hands will he stay with me. You ask having given the supreme and costliest gift. How can he fail to lavish upon us all he has to give. I hope in your caregiving journey that brings some peace in comfort that no matter what's going on the supply of guides crisis never exalted exhausted exhausted. It is there. His faithfulness is new every morning. His love is never ending his mercy beyond.