Thursday, December 05, 2013

Reflections on Reflecting


 I just have to tell you all about something! Remember yesterday's post about being the light and I said I was just hoping to be a reflector for the light of Jesus? Well, guess what happened.

I was working with my very first patient of the day yesterday. She noticed my cross necklace as I was starting her IV and she asked me if I was a Christian.

I said that I was a Christian and we talked a bit more. I told her, then, that I tried to always wear a cross necklace to work so that if someone wanted me to pray with them or something, they would know that I was a Christian. Then she said to me, "You wouldn't have to wear a cross. Your light shines."

I think I may have gasped or made some sort of funny sound! Given what I just posted that morning, I was so excited to hear her say that!

I almost fell of my little spinny stool!

I can guarantee that there were many moments this week when I did not do a very good job of being a reflector of Jesus' light. (I only tell you the good things, you know.) The timing of that particular comment, though, really made me smile. I kind of felt like it maybe made God smile as well.


  1. even shines on your blog...

    ~Have a lovely day!

    1. Just be sure to remember, it is not ME that is shining.

  2. One of God's little reassurances. Don't think it was a coincidence!

  3. definitely not! I have seen your light shine, especially when we stayed at your house long ago, and again when Mom was sick. Even when you don't feel good, you make others feel better. I think that's what makes you such a good nurse. People can see that you care. You don't have to say a thing. :)

  4. YES.!! I know that feeling, I just wish it were more often than not...I guess that means I better get started again; relating Jesus glory to more than my regular church members...My greeting is Good-mornin neighbor...One Elderly gentleman looked at with a strange look, and said; are you really my neighbor, I dont get out much...I said no, not really...I just cant remember peoples names so I just call everyone neighbor in our Church...My Bible says Love Your neighbor as your self...

  5. Now every Sunday that Elderly man comes to greet me with his hand out, and says, Good mornin neighbor...
    Makes me feel good....