I became a nurse, because I felt it was what God wanted me to do. Of course, that was many years ago, but the “Call” of God continues to tug at my heart. After all, didn’t Jesus say: “Go into all the World and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
Some years ago, I went on my first mission trip with HealthCare Ministries. I was privileged to travel with a team of medical professionals: doctors, nurses, dentists, and missionaries. Our main goal was to carry the love of Christ to a lost and dying world. After that one trip, I was hooked on serving God as a missionary.
Now that I am old, and spend most of my time at home, I worry that am not doing enough to serve our Lord. I can’t forget Jesus died for me, so what can I do to serve him? I fasted, and prayed to find the answer…to find some peace.
Today, I was reminded of something written by Isaiah, hundreds of years before Jesus was born: “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen; to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” (Isaiah 58:6-7)
So, today, I realize my mission field can begin at home, with my own family, in my own home town,throughout my own country. Have you ever wondered about your calling? What is God saying to you? If you ask, I’m sure you’ll find the answer.
Until next time, Be blessed, Donna