“Thanks be to God for His gift that is too wonderful for words.”
2 Corinthians 9:15
The holiday season is a time of year when special days are celebrated all over the world. Celebrations are expressed in various ways: cards are mailed, gifts are exchanged, family and friends gather for special parties and dinners, and vigils are held. Though these are all wonderful expressions of love – we must not lose sight of why we celebrate the holiday called Christmas.
In being grateful that God sent His only son, baby Jesus, as the perfect gift to this world as an expression of His love for mankind, I am also grateful to the Lord for sending me to Signature HealthCare to help care for our wonderful residents.
Truly, this is my favorite time of year for being at home and enjoying my family; however, the residents are also a part of my family and I enjoy being in their home in our facilities spending time with them as well.
God has given us all special gifts; however, the best gift that God gives is the gift of compassion, in which, He has for all of us.The gift of compassion moves people into action on behalf of those in need.
I am grateful that I am able to help motivate, encourage, nurture, teach, interact, and achieve building trusting relationships with our residents; yet on the other hand they do the similar for me. Their compassionate hearts encourages and motivates me to help them in any way that I can.
God was moved with so much compassion for the world that He sacrificed His only Son, whom was also moved with great compassion when He died for our sins. Compassion is not a simple caring about other people, but such an extreme caring that we have no choice but to make sacrifices for them expecting nothing in return.
The best Christmas gift that we can give our residents is the gift of compassion!