But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. ( Joshua 24:15 )
In our lives we are faced with a myriad of choices every day—some big, some small. Some that will result with significant impact and some that are altogether inconsequential. Some are easy choices between good situations and bad ones. Others are more difficult ones—either between two good situations or between two bad ones.
With the easier choices, no doubt, we love to exercise our sole freedom to take control and choose. But with the difficult ones, we may find that we need help from those that are wiser, or He who holds the future in His hands… our Heavenly Father.
In one of our videos, I recently recounted a story our Advancement Director often tells people who come to tour our facility here in Spring Lake, Michigan. Without spoiling the video, I will tell you that it highlights a choice often made by healthcare professionals out in the field of developing countries. Devastating choices of life and death—simply because there is no access to appropriate medical equipment where they are. The story hinges of the lives of two people: a small boy and a middle-aged woman. And it ends with a sad reality of one of those lives lost.
This video, for me, was difficult to make due to its subject matter. But I knew it had to be made because it highlights International Aid’s mission so perfectly. While editing the story, I often stopped and sadly pondered the life that was lost. And each time I gave way to tears.
On one of the last mornings before the final edit, it occurred to me that the beautiful soul that had died was probably only remembered by their loved ones. Yet here we were—International Aid—remembering that person who died, memorializing their swan song so that other people might have better choices and a better chance at life.
How wonderful is our Lord Jesus that we can serve our medical health partners so that they can have easier choices, better choices… choices that change and save lives. To God be the glory!