The following passage of scripture describes my situation so precisely, it could have been written about me.
“Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:43-48 NKJV)
I am that woman.
God has been leading me into paths of ministry that are both exciting and scary. I am volunteering in the chemo infusion department of Levine Cancer Center-Concord. I absolutely love it. I feel the patients bless me way more than I help them.
Also, this week, I went through training for a new program entitled, “No One Dies Alone”. This is a volunteer program that provides a compassionate companion to patients with no family or friends that are facing the end of life within 24 hours. It ensures that no one will face death alone. I am nervous to receive my first call, but I believe God has equipped me through my work at the funeral home and also sitting with my friend in hospice. Please pray for me as I take a big step of faith into this new ministry.
And finally, just like the woman in the scripture, there is more for me to “declare in the presence of all the people the reason she touched Him and how she was healed immediately”. I am working on something that I don’t know the full outcome yet. God has asked me to begin with a specific small step and I am working on that. Only He knows where it will be used. Although I will be updating the blog regularly, I won’t necessarily be linking to it on the Facebook page. So, please check the actual blog page at www.TearsInOurChili.com to keep up-to-date.
Praying and Believing for amazing new things in 2014!