Sometimes, we forget about people late in their years. When we are young, we are often not interested in their wisdom. We ought to honor them – especially older women who are widows. Indeed, we should honor young widows too. Both have so much wisdom to offer us. They are strong women who have endured much and lived through a lot. Is there a widow in your life? Perhaps you could ask her to coffee. Ask her about her faith, and listen for the wisdom she can share with you. Often, honoring someone is done by simple acts like seeking wisdom, sharing a meal, or complimenting her.
Heavenly Father, I pray for the widows in my church. Help our church to honor them and care for them. Give them strength to live for You each day. Let our widows feel Your love more strongly and real than any love they’ve felt before. Help them to find community with You and in our church. Thank You for being a God who sees and cares for the widow. In Jesus’ name. Amen.