“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

God's Gift Gallery

 by Macy Johnson

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”

(2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV)


I was scheduled to volunteer at my local hospital’s gift shop. Mary Ellen opened the door for me and we visited for a while before she disappeared into the storage room. I moved around the displays with the help of my cane and inspected new items. A customer walked in and I noticed her employee badge.


“Do you work in Radiology?” I asked. “Yes,” she replied. I told her of my recent injury and frustration - no one had adequately explained my medical test results to me. “I’ll be right back,” she said and hurried out the door. She returned with documents in her hand. “You have a fractured pelvis. These should help,” she offered. She was a messenger from God.


After we closed the shop for the day, I walked down the hall to the Rehabilitation department for my first day of physical therapy. I filled out paperwork and told Conor about my medical files questions. He quickly pulled them up on the hospital’s computer system and explained the X-ray results to me! Conor then led me through several tests for range-of-motion and endurance. The gift he gave me that afternoon was knowledge and confidence to do what I was beforehand afraid to try. I felt like a new person, excited to return to physical therapy and with visions of walking again without assistance.


I invited my next-door neighbor, Susan, over for tea the following afternoon and relayed how God had recently blessed me with new knowledge and insight. She in turn blessed me with caring attentiveness and wisdom from her experiences.


I became the “gifted” one while on missions to serve others.


I will thank God for all the indescribable blessings he bestows upon me from His bountiful gift gallery. I hope you will, too!

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