Our night crew learned a lesson the hard way. The man from the main pharmacy often would come early mornings on Saturdays to make his delivery. Because he wasn’t an employee in our prison, he would wait for someone from medical staff to pick up the delivery as he waited outside. It would take a while to get there from down below in the Clinic. One had to go up the plight of stairs and through many electronic controlled doors as the main security from our Master Control watched every movement. It was hard around that time when everyone from the Clinic was trying to finish up. Many times, it made it harder when we were usually understaffed. Eyes talked among us on who would be willing to pick up the delivery and meet the man outside.
That was the second advice through a phone call from Master Control. The man was still waiting. Finally, one volunteered as nurses were tied up anyway doing sick calls. By the time our co-worker showed up, the man had started his car’s engine and she saw the smoke that formed from a car that sped up and she saw was already turning on a corner. Too late for the man to see her. And it took a while for that man to come back I heard that night I showed up again for work. I also heard he had other deliveries that needed to be accomplished and that was the first time I found out. I thought he was only bringing stuff we needed from the hospital’s pharmacy only to us. Passing ordered meds that day I heard were all late. But it was our fault for not meeting the man, as soon as we got the first call that he was out there waiting.
It had been many months since that time. Many Saturdays had come and gone. But one thing was sure... One was always ready to get that phone call and go up the stairs right away. Signed the forms and wheeled the carts back loaded with many items back to the Clinic.
It’s true. You don’t know the worth until either something is lost or one doesn’t heed to the urgency of a need or call.
May no one misses God’s call. For that gracious offer of forgiveness. And while Jesus waits (He only has eternity), there might come a time when He might not be there… One just need to seek and show up…He’s waiting…for anyone to come and meet Him…
Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you." Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. – Isaiah 55:5-7