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The Hardest Job on Earth – A Poem

A young girl just out of college says regretfully “there is no heartbeat, I’m so sorry”. Her eyes are sad. She didn’t want to be the one to crush a woman’s dreams. 

Prenatal ultrasound techs must have the hardest job on earth. 

The doctor sits her down, having to be the strong one. She goes over the options to dispel the once living body of a child from the woman’s womb. She offers to deliver the lifeless form. 

OB doctors must have the hardest job on earth.

A call is made, they’ll need a very small casket. As the casket maker puts together the little box, He looks at it sorrowfully. A child small enough to fit in this box should be full of life. 

Casket makers must have the hardest job of all. 

He comforts his wife as she weeps all night. A young man who was soon to be a father, now at a loss for words. He wants to cry too but must stay strong, she needs strong arms to hold her.

Husbands must have the hardest job of all. 

All her dreams are crushed, her womb is empty, her body hurts. Life feels meaningless and sad. She knows this is common but it’s far from normal. Is she really a mother with no mothering to do?

Mothers without children must have the hardest job of all. 

He gave up his life, they spit in his face. He suffered and bled, those he loved laughed. He chose them, they rejected Him. He died for them; they rejoiced in His pain.

Jesus truly had the hardest job of all. 

No matter how hard the jobs we each have we can take comfort knowing His will always be harder. Oftentimes these hard jobs cause us to weep, He weeps too. We feel alone, He was lonely too. No one seems to understand, but that’s ok because He was misunderstood too. 

“For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Isaiah 53:2–6

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Hi! I’m Rachel. Through a series of God orchestrated events I ended up in Haiti, in 2017.  Through years of serving with a ministry there I came to love the country and its people. I met Nelson and we got married in 2020. It was the best decision of my life! 

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