Deborah
Genesis 35:1-8

Being a maternal/child nurse at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, my selection of a woman in the Bible would be Deborah No. 1, the woman who spent her life as a nursemaid.

Deborah means bee, emblematic of industry, patience, sagacity and usefulness.

“The God of grace enabled Deborah to live her life as a devoted, quiet and faithful nurse” and through her faith she “transformed her bonds of servitude into those of love, and earned the devotion and gratitude of those she had so long and loyally served.” (ref: biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Deborah-No-1)

For me, nursing is not only my profession, but my passion. “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others” —Ghandi.

Judith Forward, Hamilton.