It was a sunny day in October 1998. I still remember my visit to the hospital that day. I can recall walking down the ICU corridor with my dad.
The sun was shining brightly through the windows as we passed by. Just as we were rounding the nurses station I could see into my moms room. Something made me stop, to which I made my dad stop too.
He asked me why we stopped. I said ” look” [ into my moms room]. We were still several feet away from her room, but what we saw would stay with me all these years.
Her nurse was so compassionately sponge bathing my moms hair at the time and combing it. I could hear the gentleness in her voice and see her gentle movements. She was talking to my mom with genuine kindness.
Watching this kind nurse warmed my soul. I could feel it, warmness inside me. I wonder if my mom could feel it? Her nurses genuine care for her. She was sedated and on life support. She passed away a few days later.
I don’t remember that nurses name, but God does. She never knew how her warmth, genuineness, and kindness blessed us that day. But God does. This memory pops into mind many times through the years. With each recall comes with it the feeling within of feeling blessed and grateful.
You see my friend, you may be a blessing to someone without even knowing it. Your warmth, genuineness, kindness, compassion and benevolence shown to another may affect them.Our God has the power to use an event, circumstance or situation to bring about changes, and move feelings. He works for our good. Click To Tweet
Our God has the power to use an event, circumstance or situation to bring about changes, and move feelings. He works for our good.We might never know if we've been a blessing to someone. But God does. Click To Tweet
We might never know if we’ve been a blessing to someone. But God does.
” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)