convalescent ministry reaches out with Jesus’ love to those of all ages who are confined to hospitals or convalescent homes. Bible studies, worship services, and one-on-one ministry are all part of
the focus of this outreach.
Wherever we turn in the Bible, we consistently see exhortations to honor the aged.
Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:1-17) we find the well-known commandments to honor father and mother, whatever their age.
commandments prohibit afflicting or taking advantage of the widow (for example, Ex. 22:22). Leviticus 19:32 also makes our attitude to the elderly abundantly clear: "You shall rise up before the gray
headed, and honor the aged. . . “
Testament likewise promotes an attitude of honor as it reiterates the command to honor parents in particular (Matt. 15:1-9; Eph. 6:2, 3) and the elderly in general (I Tim. 5:1-3).