Caregivers are God’s Precious Gift to Us

May 14, 2009 by  
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Caregivers are unique and special people and are a precious gift from the Lord.  They nurture others, provide solace during times of pain or turmoil, and help to shape our lives.  They provide great comfort, healing and understanding to those who need tenderness, attention and love.  In fact, caregivers are reflections of God in their example of sacrifice for others.

If you are a caregiver, you know that sometimes it can weight you down and wear away at your energy and mood.  But take heart in knowing that you are doing God’s work here on earth.  The good you do for others will come full circle, bringing you blessings in unexpected ways and from different people.  Sometimes it may seem that those blessings are in the distance, but rest easy knowing the God sees and loves your care for others because it is what He has commanded us to do:

“In everything do to others what you would have them do to you; for this is the law of the prophets.”
- Matthew 7:12

Being a caregiver is about putting others before yourself; something that isn’t always easy.  We are so tied to the earthly concept of taking care of ourselves and looking out for our own benefit that it can seem unfair to have to take care of others, particularly if there are problems the person we’re caring for brought on themselves.  But God doesn’t differentiate between people that way – He loves the sinner as well as the saint, and desires that we care for all people as His people.

When you feel like you are being dragged down by your responsibilities as a caregiver, remember that you are imitating Christ when you show humility and service to others.  These are the ideals of Christian living in action, and God will provide you comfort, even as you comfort others.  He will give you the strength you need to carry on and will not forget that you have lived in His image.

Caregivers often develop a special relationship with the Lord through their service.  Humbling yourself to the needs of others can bring you great spiritual insight – you realize the greatness of the sacrifice made for you through Christ, you understand the overwhelming love of the Lord, and you prepare yourself for heaven by bringing yourself closer to God’s ideal for all of us.

There is a traditional and much-loved hymn that demonstrates the soul of a caregiver.  The words express that attitude that God hopes each of us will have when confronted with someone’s need for a caregiver:

“I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here am I, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.”

Answer God’s call to you when a caregiver is needed, and become one of His precious gifts to the world.  Your heart and soul will profit far more from your service than anything that you could ever lose.

“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”

- 1 Peter 3:8

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You.

Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.

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  1. Tiffany S. says:

    WOW!!!! I LOVE THIS!!! I”ve been volunteering at the Animal shelter, walking dogs and petting kitties. I’ve been thinking about volunteering at the Food Bank or maybe an old Folk’s home, too. School’s out for summer so I have time. I DO feel called by God to help others. I think that if God’s Love can inspire me, led me down the good path, then maybe I can help others find their way to God and His Love. I think you have to give to others to be a good Christian, to live His word, and to have a good Christian life.

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