Something Beautiful.

Posted: September 27, 2018 in Postcards from Cancerland.
I witnessed something beautiful today.
Diana and I were walking into the Oncology clinic.
There was an older lady walking in front of us. She was small and very frail. She was in pain and she was alone.
We wanted to hug and help her.
Before we could, one of the nurses swept in beside her to help.
He is a big, burly dude, picture a Viking with kind eyes.
He is about two feet taller than her, but he tenderly reached down and grabbed her belt and held her up.
He treated her with great dignity.
He slowly helped her walk, reassuring and encouraging with soft words the whole way.
As he helped her into the vinyl infusion chair, she was moaning and confused.
He continued to talk to her and I watched her pain melt away.
They started joking.
I watched his compassion change her countenance.
Suddenly, I was struck with two thoughts…
Kindness is a revolutionary act in a world where hate and hurt are hurled around like grenades.
And, it was such a lovely picture of what God does for us on our small, frail, painful days.
He reaches down and holds us up.
Even on the days when we feel all alone, God continually has ahold of our belt. He helps us walk as He sings songs of tender encouragement.
His compassion changes our countenance.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NLT

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