I spent the summers of my childhood under the hot Texas sun. Now that I’m older, it’s obvious I got too much exposure to sunlight. Today, nurses and healthcare professionals instruct their patients on protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays and potential skin cancer.
But in NCF we’re doing all we can to see that nursing students and nurses get even more exposure to the radiant light of the Son, Jesus Christ. Then we equip them to take the light of Christ to their friends and patients.
When Jesus visited the Temple in Jerusalem, candles burned to symbolize the pillar of fire that led Moses and the people of Israel through the wilderness. The fire’s light was God’s very presence, offering protection and guidance to the people.
Jesus was in the candlelit Temple when he spoke these words, “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). Jesus is God’s presence, protection, and guidance for all who trust in him as Savior and Lord. His light reveals our sin, our desperate need for his gift of salvation, and it shows us the path forward. Rather than stumbling in the dark and remaining lost, we can see how to live with him in this world and for eternity.
Through NCF ministry this school year, 19 nursing students opened their hearts to Jesus and they are no longer walking in darkness. Praise God for new believers! Thousands of NCF staff, volunteers, students and nurses are reflecting Jesus, the true light of the world, in the dark places of nursing schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and patients’ homes.
Will you partner with us in prayer and financial support to provide for more staff and resources to make Jesus known in nursing?
Our fiscal year ends June 30th, and we need additional funding to cover staff budgets. Please partner with us in God’s great work among nurses and nursing students. Thank you!
by Jane Hall, MS, RN
NCF National Director