Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Gift of Stories
Stories can Teach us Life's Lessons
The telephone rang and it was
the call I had been expecting.
on the other end of the line was to let me know the time I should arrive for my
second cataract surgery.
“Be there by 6:40 am,” she
told me as she gave me her set of instructions I was to follow.
I asked her, “How many nurses will there be working
in surgery tomorrow?”
She paused then
checked her schedule and said, “Probably ten.”
I told her I had written a book about my childhood and wanted to give
the nurses a gift.She seemed pleased.
I was still feeling guilty
for my rude remark to the nurse at my first surgery when she hurt me as she
inserted the IV.I had wanted to bring
her a present of my book, but then I decided to include all the nurses.
At home, I counted out 12
books and realized these were the last copies of book One.I added one copy of book number Two and
placed 13 books in a green Kohl’s carry bag.
The next morning when I
arrived, the nurse told me her name, and I realized she was the same person I had
spoken to on the phone.I told her about
the books, and she remembered. She said
she would tell all the nurses to take a copy.
Then she took a sticky note
and wrote the Surgeon’s name on it and placed the note on one of the books and
set it at the foot of my surgery chair.
When the surgeon came to
greet me, he thanked me for the book, and I told him to read a story to his
wife every night.
My surgery went well, and the
new lens gives clearer vision.I return
Friday for another follow up and again a week later to have my eyes checked for
Sight is a precious
gift.It is well to recognize that we
also have spiritual eyes to be able to view what God has in store for us.Paul says it very well:
Ephesians 1:18The eyes of your understandingbeing enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope ofhis calling, and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,