A couple days after having undergone surgery on both feet as a child, the doctor escorted my parents into the consultation room to further discuss my recovery. He explained that I would experience much my pain for awhile and would not walk for at least a few weeks. Suddenly, my father broke into laughter.
The doctor then questioned him, “Mr. Larson, do you think what I am saying is funny?”
“No, sir,” my father responded, “but Kristen just walked down the hallway.”
This illustration feeds directly into my philosophy that I have shared with various individuals: “Expect the unexpected!” Whether it be through life or death, faith or medicine or even a combination, God still performs miracles today—bringing hope in the midst of hopelessness. He does this through the skills and knowledge he has provided us—individually and as a team—in order to carry out His plan.
Almighty God, thank You for all You have done in us, through us, and with us. Continue to use us as Your instruments which bring hope, no matter how hopeless the situation. Be with us today and forever more. In Your name I pray, Amen.