NCFI Cares: God’s Name in Nursing: Yahweh Jireh

Yahweh Jireh comes from Genesis 22:14, when the LORD provided a ram in the thicket for Abraham to sacrifice, “So Abraham called the place the LORD will provide (Yahweh Jireh)” The LORD not only provided a substitute sacrifice for Abraham, but he promises to provide all that we need (Matthew 6:25-34). Yet, many times our patients need more than just basic food and water, they need medicine, expert medical care, and surgeries for relief from diseases and illnesses. Some patients need transportation to the clinic or hospital; education for proper hygiene, and money for continued treatments. Others may need a caring support system to provide the basics in bathing, eating, and toileting.

As we look to Yahweh Jireh for our patients, we can also depend on the him for what we need. Nurses not only need more staff, more supplies, and more resources to care for patients; we need our personal health to be sustained so we can care for the needy of this world.

The miraculous provision of the Yahweh is not only found in the sustenance he provides, it is found in how he uses us as his providers. We are blessed when we minister to our patients, families, colleagues, and students. And since the Lord’s ways are beyond anything we can comprehend, we trust Yahweh Jireh with the providential disbursement according to the glorious riches found in Christ Jesus (Job 38; Psalm 89; Philippians 4:19-20).

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Philippians 4:19-20 And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. May glory be given to God our Father forever and ever. Amen.

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Book Review: Heaven!

First and foremost I would say Heaven by Randy Alcorn is a comprehensive textbook and answers every single question anyone has ever had or will have on Heaven! If you doubt my statement, then peruse the table of contents for this over 550 pages textbook.

Even though it is the size of a textbook, it is an easy read. Like sitting with a pastor or Christian mentor, while they share their insight into our wonderful anticipated future.

Heaven_2015 cover Here are few of my favorite quotes:

Think of friends or family members who loved Jesus and are with him now. Picture them with you, walking together in this place [Heaven]. All of you have powerful bodies, stronger than those of an Olympic decathlete. You are laughing, playing, talking, and reminiscing. You reach up to a tree to pick an apple or orange. You take a bite. It’s so sweet that it’s startling. You’ve never tasted anything so good. Now you see someone coming toward you. It’s Jesus, with a big smile on his face. You fall to your knees in worship. He pulls you up and embraces you.  At last, you’re with the person you were made for, in the place you were made to be. (ed. 2004, p. 18)

I hope this excerpt wets your appetite to learn more about the wonderful place that Jesus is preparing for us (John 14:3). Use the link to order the book, bible study, and other items for you, your small group, and/or church.

Eternal Perspective Ministries–Heaven by Randy Alcorn