Responding to Need

Ecclesiastes 8:5 The wise heart will know the proper time and the procedure……

Jesus in His life on earth demonstrated the quality of flexibility. His time had not come when His mother asked Him to help her with the shortage of wine in Cana. Yet He responded to the need. He broke protocol to perform miracles on Sabbath in response to people’s needs. He welcomed the crippled man who was lowered through a roof breaking the queue. The only time he was inflexible was when He was tempted by Satan to challenge God’s sovereignty and when He saw the temple of God being misused as a trading place. The rigidity of rules and regulations never prevented Jesus from doing good for the needy. Because He came to give life, He had to be flexible.

We must thank God for the unique human privilege of using our discretion and being flexible in difficult situations. In our professional life, we come across so many situations where rules prevent us from doing good. We must break the shackles of those unfriendly rules to enable us to grow and help others. Every difficulty must be viewed through the prism of ‘how I can help’.

Let flexibility be part of our thought, word, and deed as we work and administer in our hospital settings. There will be a lot more smiles and fewer problems to solve. Jesus did this. Why can’t we?

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Fill me with life anew;

That I may love what Thou dost love,

And do what Thou wouldst do

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