ICU IS A DANGEROUS PLACE!
ICU IS A DANGEROUS PLACE! As a former Pastor of a number of different churches in a number of different States in the U.S. I found myself quite often in hospital Intensive Care Units to visit people in serious medical conditions. I never felt I was in danger, even when I had to put on a cap and gown, nor did I feel the Staff was in danger. For the most part these areas seemed to be very quiet, sterile and solemn, except when actually caring for arriving people in serious need. That has changed with some of the dangers like COVID-19 and who knows what the future holds. Even the medical staff is in danger now. Maybe they always were and I just didn’t know it. The Staff deserves our appreciation and our prayers for their protection as they serve people in need.
I am thankful for the ICU Staff with their sense of dedication and sensitivity to very serious situations. And I am thankful for the medical personnel who take the time to explain each step of patient care that is being given. My son-in-law is a physician and the Christian mission organization I am associated with and helped to bring into existence is dedicated to assisting in bringing medical care to needy and hurting people. We love the doctors we minister with. I believe the medical care we have today is a gift from God.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows,” (James 1:17 NIV). I am thankful for the gift of Intensive Care Units and the people who minister there. Yes it is a ministry and not just a job. And God has provided the gifted people to help us and the hospital units to provide space and equipment to care for us. Thank God today for these people and pray for them today as they serve all in medical need. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).