Join Heartbeat International in celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12. We rejoice for each of you who lead the charge in medical care in each of our affiliate centers!
This year’s Nurses Appreciation theme is “Nurses Inspire, Innovate & Influence.” Has there ever been a better description of today’s pregnancy help center nurse? Every day we are confronted with life and death. Yet babies are saved because of the support, education, encouragement, and prayer we offer our clients. We inspire clients with the confidence and hope they need to carry their babies to term. We innovate new ideas and methods to best help them. And we influence our clients as they make healthy decisions for their relationships and pregnancies and then eventually in their strong parenting choices.
I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak…Ezekiel 34:16
Sometimes It Can Be Challenging
Anyone who has labored in a ministry for any length of time knows that there can be struggles. Our work can be an odd endeavor. Sometimes our efforts do not produce immediate and “concrete” results that show our work was beneficial and effectual. Sometimes our clients take three steps forward, only to then take five steps back. As we try to wait with positive expectation, sometimes disappointment can creep in.
Don’t Forget Your Calling
It is critical to lean on the Lord because this is His work and His battle. Paul was an apostle, not because of his brilliance, his compassion, personal skills, or preaching ability. He was an apostle because he was called. And so were you! The calling is not what we do, it’s who we are. It literally goes with us everywhere. Our calling is simply to be fruitful in what He has called us to. He does the rest. And His call to a ministry is an invitation to unequaled privilege. We literally work in the midst of miracles every single day!
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.Hebrews 6:10
He Moves Mountains
God loves the women and babies we serve with such a deep, unending love, He literally moves mountains for them. And that is a truth we can rest in. As we strive to do all He has called us to do, always remember, He will do more. He wants the best for each life He creates. And He fully knows all you have done and all you have carried.
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.2 Chronicles 15-7
We Appreciate You!
Each of us at Heartbeat International pray for you and are inspired by you. We appreciate your good works and your willingness to do God’s will each day. Thank you for being on the frontlines of care and for putting clients first no matter how grueling your day. We appreciate your kindness, dedication and healing touch. Today we honor each of you who are quite literally changing the world one heartbeat at a time.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
There are two little words you may not hear every day. But to each of you, we proclaim a resounding, “Thank you!”