“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11 KJV)
It was time for the Christmas service. I was in the hospital, so my husband and I were watching the service online. The nurse technician who had been assigned to me was a young Hispanic woman. She walked in the room, then to the computer, which was by my bed, to check my records. The Christmas music for the service caught her attention. She glanced at the computer screen. I observed her, as she watched.
“Would you like to know Jesus?” I asked.
“No,” she replied and nodded her head.
She went back to her work on the computer, but glanced over again to watch the Christmas service online. “Would you like to know this God being celebrated tonight?”
“No,” she responded again, shaking her head.
She looked at my records again, but then took a longer glance at the Christmas service, listening to the musicians as they sang songs of celebration.
“Are you sure that you don’t want to know Jesus? He is who we are celebrating. I can pray with you, if you like?”
Again she shook her head and added, “No.”
“Well, you think about it. Tomorrow is Christmas Day. It would be a good day for you to know Jesus.” She didn’t say anything and quietly left.
The next morning—Christmas Day—she was the first one in my room. She walked in, smiling. “Good morning!” she said, very excitedly.
“Good morning. Are you ready to pray today?”
“Yes, today we can pray,” she said, with a big smile.
She came close to my bed and put her hands in mine tightly.
“I don’t know how to pray,” she said softly.
“I will help you. You just pray after me.”
As we prayed, her smile grew bigger and sweeter, as she received God’s love for her, asked Jesus to be her personal Saviour, confessed her sin at His cross, and gave her life to Him for His glory.
Afterward, she could not let go of my hands. She stood silently smiling for several minutes. You could see that she was surrendering her life to Jesus, and the Spirit of God was surrounding her with God’s peace and love. This was so precious.
I waited until she could finally talk. We talked about the Bible. And where to start reading it.
“Talk to God about all that is on your heart, tell Him all the details. He will listen to you. Then, open the Bible and read. He will answer your heart through His Word. You will find God in the Bible.”
“Yes, I will.”
“What a gift for you to receive on Christmas—Jesus Himself! Now you have something to celebrate! You go and share with everyone His love and joy, as you work. All the people you serve need Him.”
She smiled widely. “Yes, I will.”
“Father in Heaven, I never thought this particular young woman would be ready to believe in Your Son, because of her “no” responses. But You were drawing her to Your Son on Christmas! Jesus, what a time to be in the hospital for this very soul that You had already planned to bring out of darkness into LIGHT. Only the Holy Spirit could have brought her into the room at the same time we were watching the Christmas service, to be drawn to the Saviour of the World that she may have life eternal. Glory to You, King Jesus!”