Last night my cousin and his wife took our aunt to the hospital because she is very sick. Because of the flu epidemic they only allow 1 person in the patient’s room now in the emergency room. After we had been there for a while my cousin’s wife looked at me and said that my cousin thought it would be okay for me to go back to the room. So, I sat there trying to figure out how I was going to get there. There was a sign posted warning that the rest of the hospital closed at 8:00 pm. We all know this would stop anyone. Then all of a sudden the desk lady opened the doors for another family to go back. I made my move. I walked very fast back behind the other family.
While I was sitting in the room with my cousin and our aunt she woke up for a moment and called me by name and said that she did not know I was there. Then she went right back to sleep. I am glad that I could go and be there with my family.
I was thinking about the Scriptures and different promises in them. My mind ran to a favorite of mine in Hebrews 13:5, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” I cannot always be there for my aunt like I would like to be. I take comfort in the fact that no matter what she endures that our Saviour is always with her. He has promised.
I thank God for the gift of His promises. You can go to the bank on them. He loves us so much that he tells us that He will “never” leave us and that He will not “forsake” us. What a precious gift that is to us. It is to my family and I for sure.
So, how are you doing?