Path Words to the Holy: Caregiver

GodReflection: Power Words

garyguarujaGod used special “feeling” strands to wire Caregivers. It is a unique gift. I know because I’m married to one.

I probably wouldn’t take note should the moon stop shinning. Life under my rock blocks many awareness signals.

In contrast, God designed caregivers with special antennas. Not only caregiver8can they sense the need for care, they feel closes to God when they step into the pathway of caring. For it is in the act of caring that they find themselves most in communion with God.

caregiver11They constantly shop for cards that carry just the right message.

They write notes and make telephone calls to those on their radar screen.

I like to think of them as equipped in unique fashion with the gift of helps.

Their ranks are high among nurses. It is easy to spot nurses in hospitals who are caregivers as opposed to those doing a job for a paycheck.

Caregivers get little press. Others may wrongly judge communion with God in the act of care giving, as inferior to the prayer warrior or to the enthusiast who worships God with abandon expression. I suspect God smiles to see them serve as his hands, feet, and heart.

How neat is it to have wiring with the propensity to act like Jesus!

Jesus—who showed to us the face of God—set the bar as the ultimate caregiver. He blazed the trail as he hurt with the poor, lame, blind, and sick. He cared at times of death and distress. I can imagine he picked up and held more than one child with a skinned knee.

He cared for his mother. He cared for lost people. He cared for his disciples.

caregiver1The caregiver leans into the promise the apostle Peter gave to the churches; Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Surely, those wired as caregivers receive an extra jolt of power from the knowledge they imitate the Savior.

Holy God,

Thank you for allowing your church to walk in the company of our brothers and sisters wired to walk well the pathway of caregiver.

May we honor their service and quietly rejoice with them as they follow their pathway. Grant each one with contentment of knowing they feel your smile as they walk a sacred pathway conducive to their design.

May the rest of us encourage them as they follow your wiring and move along the caregiver pathway into proximity of the Holy.

I pray through the name of the one they imitate—Jesus of Nazareth,


Stay tuned.

Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on Caregiver as a Holy Path Word of Power.

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About Dr. Gary Sorrells

From birth to death, I am God-wired. My body is not as energized as in earlier times, yet as my soul runs toward the finish line it carries a dream. I want to give glory to God by writing. Only now is the timing right to lean hard into this gift from God. For the first time in life, the totality of my God walk with family, the church, academic training, work experience, life scars, and accrued wisdom, provides value to share through the written word. It is as if all of the trails of life are crossing at this point. My formal education includes the B.A., M.A. and the Doctor of Ministry degrees in Bible from Abilene Christian University. Between 1980 and 2011, I worked with the Non-Profit entity, Great Cities Missions. I currently serve as Director Emeritus and as a member of the Board of Trustees. -Gary J Sorrells

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