The Resurrection of Christ
The disciples rested on the Sabbath, sorrowing for the death of their Lord, while Jesus, the King of glory, lay in the tomb. As night drew on, soldiers were stationed to guard the Saviour’s resting place, while angels, unseen, hovered above the sacred spot. The night wore slowly away, and while it was yet dark, the watching angels knew that the time for the release of God’s dear Son, their loved Commander, had nearly come. As they were waiting with the deepest emotion the hour of His triumph, a mighty angel came flying swiftly from heaven. His face was like the lightning, and his garments white as snow. His light dispersed the darkness from his track and caused the evil angels, who had triumphantly claimed the body of Jesus, to flee in terror from his brightness and glory. One of the angelic host who had witnessed the scene of Christ’s humiliation, and was watching His resting place, joined the angel from heaven, and together they came down to the sepulcher. The earth trembled and shook as they approached, and there was a great earthquake.
Terror seized the Roman guard. Where was now their power to keep the body of Jesus? They did not think of their duty or of the disciples’ stealing Him away. As the light of the angels shone around, brighter than the sun, that Roman guard fell as dead men to the ground. One of the angels laid hold of the great stone and rolled it away from the door of the sepulcher and seated himself upon it. The other entered the tomb and unbound the napkin from the head of Jesus. Then the angel from heaven, with a voice that caused the earth to quake, cried out, “Thou Son of God, Thy Father calls Thee! Come forth.” Death could hold dominion over Him no longer. Jesus arose from the dead, a triumphant conqueror. In solemn awe the angelic host gazed upon the scene. And as Jesus came forth from the sepulcher, those shining angels prostrated themselves to the earth in worship, and hailed Him with songs of victory and triumph.
Early Writings p181
Of all my 25 years this is a first-having family worship with my dad joining us. God is good!! ♥
*on a side note my mom keeps saying, “what gross things are you looking at?” due to medical pics on tumblr ahaha
I’m getting married!!
well obviously not tomorrow, or this year for that matter. But someday, i hope to get married. I mean ever since i was like 5 years old i dreamed of my wedding, later while i was in college i liked the idea of being married by 27. Now that i’m 25 years old and currently single i don’t see myself getting married by 27. And you know what? I’m totally ok with that.
I love my job and yes it’s cliche but “i’m really focused on my career right now”. I now realize that it’s not just about getting married, but getting married to the right man. A God-fearing-spiritual christian leader-who not only loves me-but loves God FIRST. I’m currently not dating but i rather date to get married than “date” just to fill a void only Christ can fill. When i get married i only want to do it once.
Interestingly enough my parents are ok with me not getting married. Well, ok they sometimes throw in a “i was married at your age” but for the most part they don’t “nag” me about it. However, there are some people that do.
During the week when i’m at work, i literally have this mentality of “i love life, God is good and i’m so blessed”. Until i go to see my filipino family that is. I then get comments like, “We are praying God sends you prince charming soon. Any answers to our prayers yet? Impossible! You are too pretty to be single. Don’t loose faith, you will get married soon! How about “insert guy friend who is also single”? Beautiful match in heaven! Don’t worry, we are praying you will be married!” I just literally wait for them to say, “don’t worry we shall cure you of this singleness”. Sigh, being single is not a disease. It really isn’t. Single and fabulous and satisfied in the Lord! I mean, am i wrong to feel like this?
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11
2 hrs spent studying His Word
It truly makes you feel “refreshed”.
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
i leave no longer “spiritually parched” and like it’s a new day! God is good <3
"Oh, that all would hunger and thirst after righteousness, that they might be filled!"
Review and Herald
"By beholding Jesus we receive a living, expanding principle in the heart, and the Holy Spirit carries on the work, and the believer advances from grace to grace, from strength to strength, from character to character. He conforms to the image of Christ, until in spiritual growth he attains unto the measure of the full stature in Christ Jesus. Thus Christ makes an end of the curse of sin, and sets the believing soul free from its actions and effects."
Selected Messages p.394
As soon as i received report on my patient and introduced myself to her
she was so angry and very mean and demanding. All night i prayed for patience and treated her with the kindness that only God could give. At the end of my shift when i finished changing her depends she tells me with tears in her eyes, “I just want to apologize for how i was acting earlier. You have been so kind to me and i want to thank you for being my nurse”.
I was so happy that she was happy. A happy patient is a lovely patient :D
I asked the Lord for patience while on my way to work.
All night i had crazy, overly demanding patients who kept pushing the call light, pooping on themselves, getting out of their contact room and pulling out IVs.
"The real Christmas tree is the Cross. Want to bring a gift to Jesus? Bring some souls, and leave them at the foot of the tree!"
Pastor Ivor Myers
New Grad note to self: Cherish the thank you’s
It’s true that in nursing you don’t get a lot of thank you’s. they really are RARE. Tonight I was told I was a blessing for my pt and how she saw God’s love and peace thru my care. How I gave her strength during this difficult time.
I learned sometimes its ok to cry with your patient, hug your patient and always pray for them-sometimes you get the amazing opportunity to pray with them!
Tonight I will cherish that compliment for the hard night. To know that what I do is really not my work but God’s work. That His light may shine through my actions is just lovely. Let your light shine wherever you are :)
I’m glad I worked so hard to be where I am. Moments like tonight are why I became a nurse and why I love what I do.
"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him."
New Grad note to self:
That awesome feeling when your conversation with your team leader goes like this:
TL: how do you like being in ER so far?
Me: it’s good, i’m learning a lot. I hope I’m doing ok I haven’t heard anything lol.
TL: I’ve heard really good things about you. You’re the one to watch!! Trust me if you weren’t doing a good job-you would know. Keep up the good work!
Glory to God! It’s a lovely thing to get a compliment like that from an awesome Trauma nurse. Always remaining humble and learning new stuff any chance I get. PTL.
In the middle of my little mess I forget how big I’m blessed
I realize that I have been so focused on the little things and not focusing on the big.
I keep thinking of the little stuff I don’t have (and have the nerve to complain) and totally forget how God has blessed me in such a mighty way. Silly me.
It’s time to not just be thankful on Thanksgiving but everyday.