Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:1-4
Her name is Missy. That is the nurse who took care of my niece over 35 years ago when my niece had cancer. Thank God, my niece not only survived, but was able to have two wonderful kids, both of whom are now in the medical field themselves.
Missy has remained a family friend of my sister and her family for all these years. Missy is one of those unsung medical practitioners who goes above and beyond to care for their patients. Granted, not all nurses and physicians can stay connected with the patients that they care for. That is simply not possible. However, this story illustrates that our medical professionals are in the business because they are deeply dedicated and caring people.
In this day of overwhelming stress and unreasonable demands on medical professionals, there are a myriad of untold stories of how those professionals have changed the lives of their patients. Not only with medical care, but with emotional and spiritual care, which nurtures not only the body but the soul as well.
So to you Missy, and all those other unsung heroes out there, thank you. Currently, you are overwhelmed with COVID cases. You are caring for people who may not appreciate the sacrifices you have made, or the dedication you have demonstrated. Rest assured that God knows, literally, what you do and have done, and whether or not others know, please be reminded that you have impacted our world for the better.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for those who care for us in ways that we cannot fully appreciate sometimes, Amen