T WAS A HECTIC MONDAY MORNING, as Mondays
tend to be. I was busy with paperwork, and needed to make a delivery
to another department. As I arrived at my destination, I noted that
no one was around. I did, however, see a light under the door of
one office. Since I really needed to deliver the paperwork to an
individual in this department, I knocked on the door. A lady opened
the door, and I could tell by her face that she had been in tears.
I explained what the paperwork was about, and then asked if she
was okay, to which she responded “yes.”
I went on my way, but felt concerned for this hurting individual.
I had a strong impression that I needed to go back and offer prayer.
I hesitated at first, but sensed this was something I was really
supposed to do, even if it meant feeling foolish.
walked the long hall back to her office and knocked on the door
again. As she opened it, I asked if I could pray with her. She nodded
and said, “I have been on my knees in here praying this morning
that God would show me that He loves me.”
Needless to say, we were both in awe because we knew this was a
‘miracle moment’ that only God could have orchestrated
for both of us. The scripture tells us to give and we will receive.
I may have given a little on that special day, but I believe I received
so much more in return. There are opportunities every day to extend
the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to our world. God, help us
not to miss these opportunities.
May everyone who reads this know that God’s love is everlasting,
and that His love never fails.
Nellie Mitchell, RN
CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital