Ever aware of just how incredible our National Health Service is, In the summer of 2018, we wanted to give thanks for all the NHS workers who give so much of themselves in service to others. You might remember that we put on concerts, primary school projects, a walk to various NHS workplaces across Wales and ended up at the Senedd where a hoard of supporters were serenaded by the Tenovus Sing for Life choir as our Assembly Member Mick Antinow, Health Secretary Vaugahn Gething and our own Phil Wall all gave speeches declaring how amazing and in need of protection this Welsh-born institution is. We handed thousands of postcards to Vaughan which contained testimonies from people across the land each sharing what the NHS meant to them, alongside a number of gifts in praise of the NHS. Less than 2 years on and we’re reminded once again just how heroic the NHS workers are. The ‘God Bless the NHS’ banners are back outside the church and we’ll do our bit to support the staff by following the rules set by the Government and praying that they be given strength, rest and hope at this challenging time.
Below is an excerpt of a poem written to celebrate the many people who were involved in the God Bless the NHS project as well as giving praise to the workers. The full poem and video can be accessed by clicking on the link.
So let’s thank the heroes who look after our health;
Who care for us all – regardless of wealth.
Who tend to our wounds; heal both body and mind;
Who see beauty and brokenness in all humankind.
As Christians we believe the Divine Healer works through you;
And pray that God gives strength, rest, hope and grace to you.
But let’s not get hung up by things of theology;
Rather let’s jump straight back into biology.
We’re so very grateful for all that you do;
And want to remind others of your brilliance too.
So thank you, diolch, merci and shukran.
You’re angels all – every woman, every man;
Every single staff member of our great NHS –
You’re appreciated; you’re amazing; Huge love and God bless!