Friday, August 7, 2009
While grateful that I am recovering from what seems to be some-type of Salmonella (possibly Typhoid type), I want to wake-up and just be better. In fact, for most things I like immediate results. Those of you that know me well, know that patience is something I struggle with. So even while being sick I get impatient with healing. Perhaps that's why I love the stories of miraculous healing---they're instantaneous. It's also why I love cooking & baking: you put things together to get an immediate result. And maybe even this impatience compels me to fold the laundry into organized items as soon as the basket is full. However it also makes it hard for me to delegate tasks and yet this week I've been forced to entrust the care of many patients to other physicians. Then as I start to worry about what is happening on the ward, in the theatre (OR), in casualty (ER), with the lectures I'm supposed to be giving, I'm reminded God cares for these patients and will provide. God's patience in teaching me not to worry thankfully is unending. Because I seem to need to be reminded of that daily.