Is it a a blessing to work in a VA hospital?


From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s been a blessing to work in a VA hospital. The sacrifice of men and women for the sake of our nation’s freedom is humbling. While I always desired to work in a ministry organization or church, I’ve found that the Lord has given me a greater ministry in this environment. I’ve been able to share with so many about the sacrifice that Jesus made for mankind to bring salvation and the hope of Heaven. I do wish there was a crash course in memorizing Scripture because it would strengthen my witness among these dear people. – H.S.

A: For those who look not on their own sorrow but to the Savior’s sorrow for the weak and dying, they have learned comfort from the Bible verse that says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NKJV). There’s a depth of strength when a person can draw from God’s vast supply of resolve knowing that Scripture promises, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV).

Committing ourselves to storing up God’s Word in our minds and hearts is blessed by God. He will help us remove distractions than hinder us in this endeavor. It helps to print a verse or passage on small cards and carry them throughout the day, referring to them frequently. The Spirit of God takes the Word of God and makes the child of God. “Blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice (Luke 11:28, NLT).

Many people are discouraged thinking they cannot memorize Scripture, but God will empower us to remember His words for they are living and powerful (see Hebrews 4:12). The Bible says, “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine” (Deuteronomy 11:18, NLT). When it’s sometimes difficult to carry the Bible with us, we can always carry it in our minds.



(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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