Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Sunshine this morning, and just a little cooler, teasing us with visions of fall coming...I have seen maple trees that are turning color, so that is encouraging. It will be good to be able to turn the A/C off for a little while.
These are thoughts from seven hours in the ER ...busy nurses and doctors as the afternoon wore on, but when I was admitted, I got almost immediate attention, because they were not very busy. The doctor came in right away and introduced himself and shook hands, and as he asked questions about my past history, I remarked that the last time I fainted I was on a motorcycle..he smiled and looked over at Brian, as if thinking, I might be a little delusional. Brian quickly said it was not for him, but at my age, if I wanted to ride on bikes, it was OK with him. Dr, Cotter just murmured to himself, that he wouldn't have guessed it. A very cute young woman was taking all my info on her computer, when an aide, a husky young man, stopped by to kiss her on the cheek. I remarked that that was sweet, and she blushed and said he was a special friend...hmm. Yes.
The paramedics were in evidence as the evening wore on, and I kept looking for Kevin Massey, but was not sure if he came to St. Anthony's or not. All of the patients got excellent care, especially one older man brought in on a gurney, who looked to be in pretty bad shape. All of the nurses and aides gathered around him immediately, and the doctor came right away. Don't know what his problem was, but he got everyone's attention. I was taken for several tests and everyone was cheerful and caring. It was not my first time in the ER and probably will not be my last, but there are lots of people who need prayer every day, when you can witness that slice of life in the very busy emergency room. God is good!
I chose excerpts from Psalm 139, because our bodies are "fearfully and wonderfully made."
From the Promise Bible NLT:
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
you know my every thought when far away.
You chart the path ahead of me
and tell me where to stop and rest.
Every moment you know where I am.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You both precede and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to know!...
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother's womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!...
Search me, O God, and know my heart:
test me and know my thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs, Amaryllis