In this week’s episode:
—Happy Mother’s Day—
For many of us, our Mother represents the gold standard for unconditional love, and Mother’s Day is a chance to show our appreciation. It’s not really a celebration of how much we love our mothers—although that’s certainly a part of it. The truth is that it’s a day to recognize and celebrate again how much our mothers have loved us.
—Nurse Appreciation Week—
We are right in the middle of National Nurses Week. It’s an extraordinary time for us to think about the contribution that nurses make to our society.
The five states that make up the Pacific Union territory—Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah—are home to nearly a half a million nurses! We are so blessed! Many of these great people are members of our churches and work in Adventist Hospitals. Adventist nurses can be found in every sector of nursing—from doctor’s offices to hospitals to schools to research labs. Many Adventist nurses regard their work as a calling—a ministry—patterning their professional lives after Florence Nightingale, whose vision and courage for nursing first established nursing as a profession.
Florence Nightingale believed that nursing was a calling. She believed that through their work, nurses embody God’s compassion and care.
When we celebrate the lives and contributions of nurses, we are recognizing the divine calling that each one of them fulfills as they go about their ministries. And it’s a reminder that we are called by God to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to have the mind of Christ, and to live our lives within His grace-filled care.
Thank you, Nurses—each of you!
—Teacher Appreciation Week | A Message from the Pacific Union—
To all our teachers in the Pacific Southwest—thank you! God bless you for all you do. Click the link below to watch a short message from Dr. Ricardo Graham, president of the Pacific Union Conference.
Message from the Education Department: https://www.facebook.com/PacificUnionSDA/videos/616617239067107/
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“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13