Never Beyond God's Resources

A man was brought to Mercy Hospital, and taken quickly in for coronary surgery.

The operation went well, and, as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister-of-Mercy who was waiting by his bed.

“Mr. Smith, you’re going to be just fine,” said the nun, gently patting his hand.

“We do need to know, however, how you intend to pay for your stay here.

"Are you covered by insurance?”

“No, I’m not,” the man whispered hoarsely.

“Can you pay in cash?” persisted the Nun.

“I’m afraid I cannot, Sister.”

“Well, do you have any close relatives?” the Nun essayed.

“Just a sister in New Mexico,” he volunteered. “But she’s a humble spinster Nun.”

“Oh, I must correct you, Mr. Smith. Nuns are not ‘spinsters,’ they are married to God.”

“Wonderful,” said Smith. “In that case, please send the bill to my brother-in-law.”1

“My God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need” (Philippians 4:19).

“We may face situations beyond our reserves, but never beyond God’s resources.”2


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  1. Christian Clippings, P. O. Box 3867, Holiday, FL, 34692, September 2002
  2. Pulpit Helps, Chattanooga, TN: AMG International, December 1997