Monday, September 24, 2007

Appointed meetings

My job is truly a pleasure. It affords me time to practice my nursing skills, make money for the family, serve my co-workers and patients. But what I love most about my work is getting to be present in people's lives at one of the most pivotal moments they will ever have- the birth of their child.

Of course there are frustrating and sad stories. The work can be exhausting. It is not always a moment of joyous celebration, but for the most part families are very teachable and influenced at this moment.

So last Saturday, like most, I rose at 5am and marched myself into the hospital. But what I did not know was the God has something in store for me this particular day.

I had a light assignment and got into a casual conversation with one of my patients which ended up in a 2 hour time of sharing what the Lord has done and is doing in our lives. What a joy and encouragement to speak openly of our God and bless His name.

We were complete strangers. We had walked different roads and gone down different paths. Yet I walked away knowing that God had appointed our meeting for our edification and for His Glory. I was reminded again that God's Kingdom is at hand and He is working mightily in His church and through His people. We are here to strengthen and bless one another.

" in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5

"There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:4-6


Andrew & Alaina said...

Hey! I didn't know you had a blog! I'm so excited - I'll add you to my links!

The lentil casserole was really good - I have a couple of others that we really like also.

Heather L. said...

I love hearing about your work!

Rebecca said...

Too bad you can't work at St. Francis, late Jan. early Feb.? :)

Jenny said...

Thanks again for sharing that story with me. :) It makes me so excited to think about what God has in store for me in this profession!

Kevin & Amy said...

That's great when that happens ... so encouraging.