Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Krogen, sometimes I need to twist the rabbit ears, too - - -
Nurses Week begins today and runs through May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightengale. Today, the first day of Nurses Week, has been designated as Nurses Day. The opinions of nurses very widely, probably depending on what kind of nursing care you have received.
Some folks remember the one who had to stab them eight times with a dull needle before they could find a vein to get a blood sample.
Others remember the smile, the warm and comforting words, and the complete assurance they felt that they were in excellent hands.
Confucius said “Man who want pretty nurse must be patient!”
I can say with perfect assurance that the looks of a nurse mean nothing when you need medical care.
W.C.Fields said “After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse!”
I can say with similar assurance that if your thoughts are on wooing your nurse, you are not very sick.
Dag Hammarskjold said “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.”
At last, we have a quote that actually fits what nurses are all about. They are highly trained care givers whose purpose is to bring comfort to people who are not in a good mood since they are either sick or injured.
God speaks condemnation against those who do not bring comfort to the sick:
Ezekiel 34:4 (KJV);
“The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken . . .”
This condemnation makes it clear that God desires that we strengthen the diseased, heal the sick and bind up that which is broken. This is is a very good description of what a nurse does, don't you think?
If you know any nurses, give them a call today and thank them for the work they do. And even if you do not know any, we can all include nurses in our prayers this day, asking that God bless them for the work they do.
And may God bless each and every one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.