There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens
Read: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Recently I admitted an elderly woman to our hospital with a serious yet stable condition. In taking her history, I learned that she had six grandchildren living four hours away that she had never met. Her spirit came alive when she talked about visiting them someday. After a few days, her condition was not improving so I felt guided by the Holy Spirit to transfer her to the tertiary care hospital in the same community where her grandchildren lived.
You would have thought that I gave her a million dollars. Her smile beamed from ear to ear with a sparkling twinkle in her eyes. By the time we had her ready for transfer, her condition started to improve. She was so excited that she was finally going to see her grandchildren.
Medicine is not an exact science. Only God, the great physician, knows how many heartbeats we have left. I truly believe that it was God’s wish for her to meet her grandchildren and I was his conduit to facilitate this meeting. Was this her final reward for being a good and faithful servant? She certainly understood that there is a time to be born and a time to die (V.3:2).
Each breath is a gift from God!
Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.” (Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change)
Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Gives time for the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words, and actions. Disengage from the situation when appropriate. “Jesus, I trust you.”
Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you. “Jesus I love you.”
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!