When You Lose Something of Value
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:4
Recently, my wife and I traveled to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to celebrate the birthday of my wife’s childhood friend. I met this childhood friend in college. Nevertheless, I was excited to have a few days away with my wife from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia life. Anyway, our story takes place in the Atlantic City International Airport. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity my wife and I took a taxi so we could take a train to the Philadelphia Airport. Our ride lasted for about ten minutes.
Since the driver did not accept a card to pay for the taxi ride we had to go to a gas station and get cash. As the transaction between me getting the money from my wife I placed my cell phone in my pocket or so I thought. We get our bags from the driver and head to the kiosk to purchase our train tickets. Once, we get settled my wife said, “Rob what time is it.” I reach for my phone in my pocket and notice it is not there. Suddenly, panic sets in and my worst dream is realized I left my phone in the taxi. All type of emotions was going on in my mind. Examples include Irritation, Annoyed, and Frustration just to name a few. In the end, however, I retrieved my phone and the driver charged my battery as well. What about you? What do you do when you lose something of value in your facility? It could include a good rapport with patient, family, or staff. I just wrote this devotional to let you know that God can return whatever it is you lose back to you and when he does give him the praise just like the lady in our scripture up above. Read verse 9.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly, thank you for being our everything. Help us to reflect you in everything we do. Help us to give you praise for everything that you do for us in our lives. Amen
Chaplain Robert Lee White III
Signature Healthcare at Tower Road
Marietta, Ga 30060