Our God is so good! Last week our 15 year old son was in a trampoline accident. He seriously dislocated his elbow and fractured a little bone It was so heartbreaking to see our baby in such pain!!
A funny thing happened though while we were there…God sent a comforter.
Oh I know that God IS THE comforter, but many times He uses His people to comfort. After the trauma of getting my son to the hospital in a Medic Unit and getting him settled into an emergency room, I was so exhausted and emotional. I held my emotions in my heart, so as not to upset our son further but I felt like I was going to explode. The pain medication they were giving our son did not seem to be helping him much and his moans were excruciating.
Well after we had been at the hospital for about a half an hour a male nurse came in to take over. As he was taking our sons vital signs and doing all that nursing stuff he looked at us and said “So, are you Christians?” My husband I looked at each other and you could tell that we were both puzzled as to why he would ask this question? Their were no outward signs that we were Christians. Did he hear us praying? I don’t know but we said “yes, we are Christians!”
God is mysterious sometimes as to how he gets His work done, BUT He is not mysterious about why He does what He does….for He cares for us sooo much! As this nurse was caring for our son, we started talking about the usual Christian stuff. You know where do you go to church and that sort of stuff.
Then all of a sudden he began pouring out his heart to us! Saying how hard it was for him to walk the Christian walk on his job…there in emergency. At first we thought it was the trauma that he saw day after day. However, it became apparent that it was the type of people he was working with that made it so difficult. We spent some time encouraging him and he spent time encouraging us.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” 2 Cor. 1: 3-5
God sends his people to comfort one another in times of trouble! I am glad that even in our time of trouble that God used us to give comfort to a nurse that was in trouble with the same comfort we ourselves had received from God. I am also glad that God sent this nurse to comfort us.
Tell me have you had a chance to be a give comfort lately? Or have you been on the receiving end of someone giving you comfort?