Sunday’s Sermon!

by Kathy Sykes on June 16, 2009 · 0 comments

This past Sunday my husband’s sermon was about finding your inner strength to deal with difficult times.  He also spoke about there being people in your life (friends, family, sorrority sisters/brothers, etc.) who may need your help.  Bottom line to the message was to always be prepared with the Word of God to assist those in need.

I bring this up because the night before I had worked my regular overnight shift.  There is a nurse that I know on a casual basis at the hospital who I communicate with during the night about patients and so forth.  We have become “somewhat” close because we are both night shift groupies.

This particular night, she came down to my department and her voice was just not its regular tone. I immediately recognized it, but continued to do my work while I conversated with her without making eye contact.  Eventually, I took my eyes off of my computer screen and looked at her and she was in tears. I was shocked! All this time I did not realize that she was in need of help.

She got up and went to the bathroom and I followed close behind her.  She began to tell me about the “storm” she was going through and how it was affecting her life.  At that moment I asked God to give me the words to say in this situation.  I know what “I” wanted to say, but I knew that she needed something more than this lowly human could give her.

I began to speak what I know is true of what our Lord can do and tried to make it plain and simple for this particular instance.  It was not a lot that I said, but from her reaction, I knew it was enough.

I did not tell my husband about this event that had happened that night and I found it a true sign of the Lord working through me, that his sermon was “right on point” with where I am in life.  Did I mention also that this lady is in a sorrority and wears her sorrority letters proudly every night.

I just want to encourage everyone that we have been placed here for a purpose. We may not know what that purpose is but we should always be striving to be prepared when the Lord wants to use us.

I thank God that he is slowly but surely preparing me!

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