The Healer

The Healer

 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Exodus 15:26

For the first time in 65 years I experienced the surroundings of an operating room. (Ok. I admit I must have been in one 65 years ago, but I don’t remember anything more about that time than I do this time.) Having not been in this situation before, it was interesting to listen to one of the specialists talk about a couple of items that patients take for granted today.

You know that little light thing they put on your finger to measure the oxygen content in your blood? Well, years ago, the only way to do that was through the lab, and by the time the doctor got the results, it may be too late. But a bioengineer was looking at projects at a science fair. He saw another student’s project which showed how blood with oxygen was different in color than blood without oxygen. He began to experiment with that and using ultraviolet light he was able to develop that little device on the end of your finger. Now a doctor can instantaneously know the oxygen level in your blood with a oximeter.

Hospitals are always cold, especially the operating rooms. One of the problems years ago was that when a lot of blood was involved, the doctors had trouble keeping the patient’s body temperature high enough. Someone had the bright idea to wrap some plastic around the patient and blow hot air into the wrapping with a blow dryer. They found that if they could keep a certain percentage of the patient’s body warm, the procedures went with less complications. Therefore, I had this aluminum-like blanket with a hot air blower hooked up to me all the while I was in the hospital.

So, what does this have to do with the Healer? First, God is the true and only Healer. Second, He has the choice of how He heals; who God uses. These two examples are simple improvements that made a big impact on patient healing. But it was God who gave the ideas. He uses us to accomplish His plan.

Yes, God can instantaneously heal a person. But He can also use doctors and nurses and assistants and medicine to heal. Don’t limit God to doing it your way. Trust the Healer to do it His way!

 © Charles A. Kalkomey

September 24, 2017