Several years ago, I was riding in the front passenger seat of my father’s car as he took us on an errand. With the car in park and him switching his foot from the accelerator to the brake and back again, he asked me, “Can you do this?”
Slowly mimicking his action, I observed the concern upon his face. How will I ever be able to drive? I thought to myself. How will this impact my independence in my later years?
It is in this type of situation that we find ourselves on a regular basis. Patients can enter through our doors with massive and extensive injuries or with what appears to be minor ones. However, as they remain in our care, their conditions can change within moments, which then may reflect on the quality of their future.
In every individual’s situation in life, there always remains a slight uncertainty of the future. Consequently, though, we can trust that there is always a certainty in the hands of the Lord—“plans to give us hope and a future.” It is this trust that I personally hold with the Lord, and today, I can honestly say that I do drive a vehicle with the use of hand controls and other adaptations.
Let us pray:
Lord, we come before you now and ask for your wisdom and assistance in bringing possibilities when situations appear impossible. Be our guide today and forever more.
In Your name I pray, Amen