i haven’t had to make too many hospital visits as part of my ministry the past, but yesterday and today i’ve been out to holland hospital twice to visit a friend and her husband as she’s there waiting for surgery.
although i’ve tended to shy away from the hospital [fear of illness and dislike of blood], i think it’s something i want to be more on top of when it comes to students and people from church. why? i know i would hate be there with a combination boredom and anxiety and then not have anyone stop by to visit. that would be tough to handle.
i haven’t had many students in the hospital, but i think when it comes to visitation, it would be a good thing to broaden my horizons and reach out to more people in the congregation. it’s just a matter of loving people and showing them that we care and they matter. to liveCHRIST is to visit the sick, lonely and scared.
just a thought…