Almost every visitor takes a photo with this sign that greets patients, physicians and families at Tenwek. But there are some hard questions that come in believing, "We Treat. Jesus Heals."
How does this motto play out? Do I really believe Jesus heals? Why are there times Jesus doesn't heal? How should we distribute limited resources for healing? Why do patients have to pay up front for most treatment? Should we ever turn anyone away?
Learning to treat difficult and complex problems, I need to remember to ask Jesus for help and healing. It's a joy to be at a hospital where we openly pray with patients. In fact it's the first thing we do before starting any operation. As I witness babies revived from asystole, mothers' saved from hypovolumic shock, antiretroviral therapy strengthen HIV patients, women recover from sepsis, I know Jesus is healing.