One definition for angels offered by Scripture is as follows:
‘Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?‘ Hebrews 1:14 (NASB)
For my seven day stay in the hospital, I was convinced that the nurses and patient care assistants who watched over me were either angels or as close to being angels as possible without actually being angels.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give them 5 stars for care, 5 stars for commitment and 5 stars for compassion.
And while we’re at it, let’s face it, nurses have some of the worst customers in the world … very unappreciative. So I’m giving them 5 stars for attitude also.
Here is how it worked at the hospital I was at (Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA).
- Each nurse team worked a 12 hour shift … with patient info and issue hand off I imagine it is more like a 13-14 hour shift. They put in three such shifts a week.
- There was a RN for the floor. There was then a lead nurse for each group of patients. And then there was the patient care assistant who was typically a nurse in training … she typically took vitals on a regular basis and got most of the dirty work.
Thinking back over the 7 day hospital stay, in my eyes, the performance of my nurse teams was flawless. The compassion and care I received was consistent and it was totally genuine. Thank you ladies!
And thank you Lord … I know you slipped some angels in there.
(to be continued)