Its Better To Give

The old saying, that it is better to give than to receive, is so true.  For several years now, since my husband has been sick, God has been showing me this truth.  Jerry has been in and out of the hospital and had some very long stays.  One of the last was for three months.  During those times and the times with him at home I have kept myself busy and endeavored to bless the nurses and hospital staff where ever we had spent time.  I think nurses are like angels.  Such heart, and courage I see in them.  A great nurse will also be filled with compassion and I have seen so much of that towards my husband.  So at Christmas I made Christmas tree’s for all the nurses in one hospital.  At valentines day he was in a rehab to get on his feet again.  I made over 100, heart pins for the staff there.  Now I am in cancer care myself getting infusions every two weeks, and I have made hearts for my nurses at Valentines Day.  I get nina-and-hearts-048such good care there, and love each of those nurses.  Its fall now here in Colorado.  The trees are turning their beautiful array of colors.  I decided to make fall flower pins for them.  After I made them I heard that still small voice of the Lord that said” make them for those with cancer too. ” Then I heard, “the word of the Lord is healing” so I printed fall pictures with scripture on them and laminated them.  Attached the flowers to the card.  Once more I heard the Lord say what about the men.   So I went through all of my pictures and found manly ones with scripture and printed them.  The task was done but I had to get the courage to be the Lords ambassador there.  Would the Cancer Center allow me to hand them out?  Would it offend someone who is not a Christian?  Were they too sick to care about my little offering of sunshine?  But I put them all in a Large basket with a bow on it and took them with me.  I have never been so blessed to give, the reception was so touching and sweet.  Women and men, couples, all were smiling and ready to receive.  I got so many hugs!  I tell this, not to toot my own horn, all the glory is the Lords, but the giving of these flowers blessed me beyond my expectations.  I prayed over them and saw the joy as people would look through them as I carried around my basket.  No matter what our circumstance. The Lord can use us and it truly is more blessed to give than to receive.  dsc_0687

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My desire is to share my photography, to honor the Lord, and send out His word to all who might read. My photo's will include a scripture,and I write a devotional for each entry. The very least that I can do for our precious Lord Jesus. I am a wife to Jerry, my wonderful husband. We have 5 children, and 7 granchildren.

4 thoughts on “Its Better To Give”

  1. You have such an amazing heart ❤️ and gift for making others happy and loved. I know it must be good therapy for you also. Love you and Jerry.

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