Aug 26 – Compassion in the Hospital

Last month, two women who had never met before, were recovering from surgery in a Maritime hospital. Both experienced significant pain. We’ll call them Jane and Linda (not their real names) Linda, especially, was having a very bad night, her pain meds were long overdue. In the wee hours of the morning, she felt a refreshing cool washcloth on her hot forehead. Opening her eyes, she saw her roommate, Jane, herself in pain standing by her bed. Then Jane took Linda’s hand and prayed with her. Linda was deeply moved, as Jane exemplified Her Savior, illustrated in Matthew’s gospel – “…when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them.” And Paul wrote, “…God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” The caring “Janes” of this world are a blessing. But only the caring Savior is able to change our lives.

Pastor Alex Rockwell