Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. – Psalm 17:7
My sweet Jackson had to go to the ER today…sprained or broken ankle…on the weekend. I do not overreact to boys’ injuries. I have had too many of them between the four of them. But, based on where his pain was…and because it was the weekend…off we went.
On the way in the car, Jackson and I prayed…for the doctor and staff, for the pain, for the visit going quickly, for it not being broken.
We got the initial paperwork done quickly and easily and went back to the examination room. After just a few moments, the nurse came in, followed almost immediately by the doctor.
Dr. Brian introduced himself and shook my hand…a nice firm handshake. I liked his bedside manner immediately…warm and easy. He introduced himself to Jackson as Brian and asked him questions about his injury.
That was when I noticed his pin on his scrubs: Jesus is the reason for the season. Answered prayer right there. Praise God!
But, as much as Jackson and I were happy to see that answered prayer, we had another blessing coming.
When Dr. Brian came back in to give us the x-ray report (not broken) and talk about how to treat the sprain, I just had to tell him. I told him that we had prayed for the doctor in the car on the way to the hospital and that seeing his pin meant so much to us.
This sweet man got almost teary. He thanked me for sharing that with him and told us we had touched his heart. He blessed us, but we were able to bless him right back…just by recognizing that God was in the room, giving Him credit where credit was due.
It matters, people. When God blesses you, share the blessing. Tell the person who blessed you what an answer to prayer they were. Pass on the blessing.
It’s what it’s all about.
We are here to make waves for Christ…positive waves of love that have a cumulative effect.
So, I am thankful for Dr. Brian and his kind manner with my little boy. I am even more thankful for a God who allows me to be part of His work here on earth.