Getting the Point -- By Anne Adams

"Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7  NKJV)

The story goes that a nurse, who was new on the job, was working at the hospital desk when she heard a voice say:


She looked up to see the speaker was a nearby man in a lab coat. Then he said. “Measles!” With this, he went on to write on a patient’s chart. Just then the young man spoke again: “Tetanus!” Then he barked: “Mumps!” and headed up the hall.

“Who was that?” The new nurse asked another.

“Oh, that’s Dr. Jones. He’s new on the staff.”

“But why was he talking like that?” “Oh, he just likes to call the shots.”

That doctor was probably doing that because he just wanted to be in control and that’s something we all want in our spiritual lives. After all, it’s comforting when we know what’s going to happen in our lives.

Yet we know that that’s not possible, but it doesn’t really matter because our faith in God helps us deal with the uncertainties of life. Since God is in total control of our past, presence and future, then it’s reassuring to know that he not only knows what will happen, but also has planned all solutions and has provided for all we’ll need. So with this reassurance we’re better off when we release control and let God call the shots.

Anne Adams