The Nightingale bird takes food from the hand of her Creator for herself then goes and feeds her young and disabled from her own mouth.
The Nightingale is dependent on the Father who holds power over the universe. Her song is her spontaneous response to God’s provision. It challenges us to rethink values in Nursing and Jesus words in Mathew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air...Are you not of more value than they?” Has He promised and will He not provide what each Nurse requires? But do we receive all He is providing?
The caption “Let Each Day Be Your Masterpiece”, drawn from Galatians 6:9 would not be possible for we would indeed ‘grow weary’ and become increasingly impotent were it not for the truth of Psalm 104:30 assuring us that the Mighty God of Creation our Heavenly Father sends forth His Spirit to create and to renew His creation.
Unlike the Nightingale bird the Creator has given us the freedom to choose through decisive action of our mind and our will.
When we choose to appropriate all that He is waiting to feed us on, NO Nurse will be subject to the sickening rhetoric, or sentimental blurred blue print of past Nightingales in Nursing.
As we draw deeply from the wells of goodness from the past, to build on and develop each day as a fresh masterpiece, each Nurse will have the joy of being a unique Nightingale in the grand Nightingale profession of our day.
When the mixing of the music for our singing was taking place, after several hours of hard work on modern fancy improvisations straining for effect, one technical expert turned to the other and said, ‘We can’t do this’, the second man looked up as the first continued, ‘for this singing, the music has to be simple and clean’. The second echoed, ‘simple and clean’. They turned back without another word and in seconds the struggle was over, the clutter removed. Our Nurses singing accompanied by simple and clean music has not failed to move the hearts of all who have heard it.
When the whole exercise was completed this writer turned to the Studio's technical expert and said, ’It seems Mr Gupta, you have enjoyed our Nurses singing ’. His immediate response, ‘Why not ?’it is so beautiful’.
The Lord God Almighty, Creator and loving Heavenly Father had heard our prayers and seen the months of diligent work by each Nurse and the two Musicians who had trained them and He was answering - the first to be blessed was the technical expert in the studio who had helped us to produce such a fine recording.
May each Nurse reading the subsequent pages experience in new and wonderful ways the invisible yet indisputable power of the Spirit of our Creator enabling each one to identify, select, and feed herself with fresh nourishment appropriate to his/her need,and thus strengthened, to feed the flock of patients and their families and all others entrusted to our care.
Our Logo transcends the law of the universe by depicting the reality that God is more than law. He is love expressing himself through law.
The Nursing Profession, nationally and internationally is not a courtroom but a Family – His family – obedient and disobedient to His laws; all striving, some in rebellion to God’s Law and some in reverence; all wanting the good, the true and the beautiful; all seeking Gyana Marga, the way of knowledge; Bhakti Marga, the Way of devotion or emotion; Karma Marga, the way of works or deeds.
Our little Nightingales remind us that Jesus, in decisive clear words said, “ I am the way, the Truth and the Life.”
- I am the Way – a method of acting
- I am the Truth - the way of Knowing Good
- I am the Life – the method of emotion plus = beautiful.
This is that part of the World that forms the Kingdom of God – may each Nurse seek to be in the Kingdom of God so that he/she can walk in quietness and confidence the path of His righteousness, drawing constantly on the Power of all Powers in Heaven and on earth, in order to minister to all in this particular sphere of service, in the world of sin and suffering.