I have a confession to make… I’ve often thought of becoming a nurse! I love all things medical! I’ve often imagined myself working in the ER, running down the hallway, assessing vital signs, and giving assuring words that everything will be okay. For many reasons I didn’t study to become a nurse, but the Lord has given me so many opportunities to bring comfort to others through His Word!
This past Sunday, as I sat for an hour listening to a young lady pour out her heart to me about how the love of her life had left for another, and what was she going to do with their almost 2 year old daughter? I felt like a nurse running down that hospital hall. She was crying, desperate for answers, for love, for a listening ear. Her cry was one of “For the wages of sin is death,” but my answer was “ the gift of God is eternal life.” She had tried everything, except the one treatment she needed and that is Jesus Christ!
In the past 10 years, many times I have been in the same place listening to the same desperate cry “my sin has condemned me, “my life is empty, who can help me?” I’ve given the same reassuring words, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son!” The question is always asked, “will you receive treatment, and will you believe?”
As I watched Lenny bow her head, confess her sins, and accept her Savior; it was as if I could hear her heart begin to beat again as she laid her burden at the cross! I breathed a prayer of thankfulness to my Lord, “thank you for giving of your life so that we might live!” It was a moment of rejoicing for both of us as we sat there and cried together! Lenny needs a lot of spiritual therapy, but she is on the road to recovery with the promise of eternal life.
I wanted to share this blessing with you all because I know that as women in ministry we find ourselves running through the hospital so many times with very different results! How many times have we pleaded with someone to accept eternal life, and have them reject the only treatment that could have healed them completely? I encourage you dear lady to continue pleading with others and offering the promise of “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”