We are faced with many opposing views in nursing. As Christian nurses, fear of being labeled "a fanatic" may tempt us to tone down our faith. However, we are joined with Jesus who declared, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12).
As we walk in the light of Jesus, darkness will not overtake us and blind our way. God is the only one capable of turning spiritual darkness into light. If we live by truth-based evidence, our light as Christian nurses will be obvious. Light cannot be refuted unless we accept darkness. Truth always prevails -- even when it doesn't look or feel like it. God always gets the last word!
Consider the light in nursing this way: You are the light of the world. A Christian nurse on the job cannot be hidden. Don't hide your light in the linen closet. Stand tall, with humility, and give light to everyone on your job.
So, I admonish you, let your light shine before your patients, co-workers and administrators, "that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven," as Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16. Someone is waiting for the Light of life to shine upon them. Now go and be the light!
by Skip McDonald, NCF staff