PATIENCE. Hospitals are great places that are used by God to teach patience. Sometimes in some hospitals I think the only places in the hospital that move quickly are the ER with patients brought in by EMT’s, surgical, & ICU units and maybe security when there is a problem like taking coffee into a restricted area. In regular patient rooms one wonders if the call button is actually connected to a nurse’s station and if “I will let them know” means just that or if a person will actually respond to the situation prior to shift change. Just saying.
God does address this matter of slow responses in hospitals in the Bible you know. The Apostle Paul said, “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently, (Romans 8:25 NIV). I don’t know why Millie did not appreciate my theological understanding on this subject. So I tried another verse to help her understand, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love,” Ephesians 4:2 NIV). Millie didn’t’ appreciate that either. I came to the conclusion that sometimes it is better to be quite when someone is waiting on the bedpan.