About a week ago my co-workers and I had our hands full with a hallway full of taking patients and some nursey shenanigans, when I quickly realized we had a great team of nurses and techs working down on our hall. It seemed like as every call light was going off, everyone was jumping up to help. When someone called out for help, there was no hesitation for someone to rush to our side to lend a hand. I told my co-worker Aaron I felt like we were comically battling over who would help the next patient.
Romans 12:10 says, “Love one another in brotherly love. Outdo yourselves in honoring one another.”
Other versions say “Be devoted to one another…love each other with genuine affection…Be devoted like a loving family…Love from the center of who you are…”
As I was working with my fellow nurse Jessica and tech Aaron I realized how true this verse was, and it made smile. As a nurse you are part of a team and are constantly serving, whether that be patients or other nurses who need some support. Imagine what it would be like to be apart of a team always seeking to “love one another” and “outdo each other.” Not outdoing each other for pride, or selfish reasons, but as a display of love.
Jesus went out of his way to show his love for us. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” When we come to him, he changes us and we are transformed. We love people we usually wouldn’t love. We serve with a devotion that is unparalleled. All because we know God outdid himself by showing us honor, and loving us like a family.
What are some ways you love in the workplace? How do you outdo your co-workers in showing honor? Let us know in the comments below!
P.S. Only 18 days until I head out to California, stay tuned for the adventure!
**Photography credit to Julie Yang Photography