Monday, March 19, 2007

Intensive Care

I saw an Intensive Care Unit nurse this week talking to a family member of a patient. The family member was having a difficult time seeing her parent following surgery. She couldn't understand what the problems were, and was full of anxiety seeing all the tubes, wires and machines hooked up to her parent.

The nurse, almost instinctively began talking - in a very calm, relaxing voice - to this family member. She explained what each machine was doing, what exactly they were watching and looking for. It immediately eased the family member's mind, putting her at ease.

I saw God in that nurse that night.

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