...It's how low!
Here I am thinking so you guys look out!
I recently had an "adventure" (for lack of a better word) to the hospital, unheard of for me. It was terrible because of the pain and the suffering to my body but, what was worse was the suffering because of the care given in today's hospital by today's doctors and staff.
The entire staff of the rescue team and the hospital staff was so very indifferent that it was just distasteful. It actually hurt emotionally to be dredged through what today is called our "modern medical care system". Not one person looked me directly in the eyes, not one person asked the right questions or listened to any answers. It was so frightfully mechanical, indifferent and rude that it made me sad to be there and be treated that way.
Doctors are given the training, knowledge and tools from man but in the greater scope of things, they are given the ability and most important the task of healing from God. God it would seem to me is no longer a part of that system. Doctors are no longer humanitarians with the one concern of healing people, they lack compassion and the giving heart.
I imagined a ladder, each rung representing a goal for the new age physician, what would the first be "to accomplish the degree and license" then another rung to let's say "make a salary that would provide for his/her family in a comfortable manor" - what use to be called success. And then maybe now, "to make $100,000 a year" and maybe to deserve that. Then another rung for making "$500,000. a year". But the next rung would have to be $1,000,000. a year. When does the last rung on the latter end and where. Is it the one single most important goal, "serving God's people, and doing His bidding".
Christ was a healer wasn't He, I really began to think and all I can see is that Christ was the greatest healer of all both Spiritually and physically. He touched the man with leprosy with His own hand and healed him, the centurions servant and Peter's mother in law (Matthew 8). There were so many gracious miracle healing s, there was so much "authority" given to Christ by His father and in all of that, it was done for love and compassion to humanity. It was evidence of His power to be shared even unto today.
This is a different world, a doctor certainly has a right to payment for his services in lieu of the cost of his education and maintaining his family. But at what cost to society? Where is the humanitarianism, where is the compassion and love for healing. I thought to myself, how great a man (or establishment) could be if he allowed God to use him as His tool, how many, many lives he could save or at least touch if He was a healer for God, with God's purpose in mind, if he were to let God be his hands, his mind and his heart as he touched peoples lives. If that were the first rung on his ladder.
Christ never stood above the people He served, it was never important to be out front, it was His sole goal to serve His Father, our God. It wasn't ever about how high He could go it was about how low. To His knees and with His face to the ground - that is indeed what made Him a great man as He lived in the earthly body supplied to Him by His Father for His purpose - to heal. How low He was willing to go!
You don't see that in many doctors and nurses today, they are few and far between. It's all about how high they can get. And frankly, I think they are climbing the wrong ladder but what do I know!