The Tragedy of Alzheimer’s

One day, a woman began to forget things. Where she went. What she said. Where she was going. Her husband brought her to a doctor, and sure enough, their worst fears were confirmed (=ketakutan mereka jadi kenyataan): She had Alzheimer’s.

After some time, her sickness progressed (=penyakitnya semakin parah)l she needed nursing care 24 hours a day (=dijagai oleh perawat selama 24 jam sehari).

Her husband didn’t want to, but he had no choice. He transferred his wife to a home care facility for patients with Alzheimer’s. But he promised to visit her everyday. Every 3pm, he’d visit her and spend the afternoon with her.

There came a point when she no longer recognized him. (=Sampai akhirnya, si istri tidak lagi mengenali suaminya). It was so painful for him to enter her room, and she would just stare blankly (=menatap dengan tatapan kosong) at him.

One day, the husband was in a business meeting. At 2:30pm, he stood to leave, saying he was going to visit his wife. One of his friends took him aside (=menariknya ke samping) and asked, “Can I ask a question? Why do you still visit your wife everyday when she doesn’t know you anymore?”

He looked at his friend and smiled, “She may not know me, but I know her. And that’s enough for me.”

That man was a faithful husband. Just like God.

Friend, we sometimes have spiritual Alzheimer’s. Sometimes, we forget about God. Sometimes, we fail to recognize Him. But God is faithful. Even if we fail to know him, he still knows us. And that’s enough for Him. Everyday, He meets with us. Everyday, He visits us. Rejoice that God is faithful. Be faithful as God is faithful. (www.bosanchez.ph)

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