Pass the Baton, Tell the Story

A couple of nights each week, I serve as an on-call chaplain at a local hospital.  It is a great team to be a part of.  We work with some wonderful nurses, doctors and other staff and we get to meet and minister to some very special people.  My shift always begins with receiving a report from the on-duty chaplain at the time.  Before their shift ends, they inform me of all the important situations and critical information that I need to know.  At the end of my shift, I give a similar report to the next chaplain on duty.  I think of it as being a “hand-off” or a “passing of a baton” to the next person on duty.   After I gave my report this morning, I was reminded of the “passing of the baton” that David speaks of in Psalm 145.  In verses 3 and 4 David writes,

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.

Throughout the psalm David talks about the greatness of the Lord.  David praises the Lord for His goodness, His graciousness, His righteousness and His mercy.  And throughout the psalm, David says that he will tell others about the Lord’s greatness.  He will speak of all the good things the Lord has done.  And David says that all who know the Lord will share a similar testimony.  They will give a report to the next generation of the goodness, the grace, the righteousness and the mercy of God because these are important and critical things that others need to hear.

The Lord truly is great and worthy to be praised.  He loves us and offers us forgiveness of our sins.  He offers us salvation through His Son Jesus Christ.  He offers us peace in the eye of the storm, strength in the midst of our struggles and wisdom in times of uncertainty.  He wants to meet our deepest needs.  That’s my report for today.  I would love to share more details with you or answer any questions you may have.  Feel free to send me a direct message.  May God bless you and the ones you love.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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