“See, the home of God is among mortals. He dwells with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them.” (Revelation 21:3)
My heart is heavy with grief and concern. There is so much worry and anxiety in the world right now.
People dying with Covid – 19, other losing their jobs, with all struggles it means. Protests across the country for justice for George Floyd who died by the knee of a police officer. I look out into the world, and I wonder about where is God and God’s people in doing the work of justice, compassion and care.
And then all I need to look for God and God’s work is to see the nurses of Deaconess. I listen to Victoria, the nurse at Sarah Community and hear about her care for the seniors who have been quarantined because of the Covid – 19 virus. She talks about how she is spending time, listening to the stories and needs of her seniors who long for socialization. I hear the stories of the nurse, Reta, who is making sure that the seniors in the community have masks, food and utilities. She has made home visits of diabetics to provide foot care during the Covid- 19 crisis. Lastly, I hear how Mervina and Stacey at Every Child’s Hope have helped to keep the staff and children safe and healthy. All of the nurses have worked to bring compassionate health to all.
God is with God’s people who are called to serve during this time. We need only to look at the people who are making a difference in the world for others to know that God is with us. By looking out to others I am inspired and encouraged that the world may be different because God is working through people to make it a more just, peace and compassionate world. God is with Deaconess nurses as we work. God is with you each day.