This The Upper Room devotion was written before our world and our healthcare systems were turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, during this time visitor access was restricted at the hospital, so my elevator mission field stopped for a while. Across the world, hospitals and their staff struggled to navigate the challenges and complexities of a global pandemic by caring for those impacted by COVID-19. It was a tragic time for everyone. Now, as we struggle to find normalcy in the aftermath of COVID-19, we are left with a hurting world. The local mission work of God in our communities has never been more important.
We all can make a profound impact in the lives of others by sharing God’s love with the people who come into our daily life. May we all continue to be called into God’s mission field as we look for opportunities to express God’s love and mercy to the people we meet every day. And in every interaction, may we embrace the role of being the “hands and feet” of Christ by being a beacon of God’s love to a hurting world.
I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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