This past week while I was preparing for clinical, I had an epiphany of sorts. I was reviewing how to do a sterile dressing change, since I had not done one in a while, and realized that I had done something wrong. Realizing this, I quickly fixed the problem and moved on. Then it came to me… how the Christian life is a lot like nursing.
While I was doing the dressing change, a tiny piece of the sterile gauze touched something that was not sterile. It didn’t touch something dirty, but because it was not sterile, the gauze was now considered contaminated and I could no longer use it. Realizing what I had done, I threw away the gauze and picked up a new one. It was then that I realized how the Christian life is like nursing… just bear with me here! Our life, after we become saved, is like the sterile gauze—completely free of anything bad! However, sometimes in life we do things that are not right (sterile). They may not be horrible, but they are not right. Instead of just ignoring what has happened and not being able to be used of the Lord, we should “get rid of it,” grab a new one, and keep on going on for the Lord! 🙂
This is just a little something that the Lord gave to me this week. Hope it encourages you and that you are able to use it as you finish out the semester and head into summer!