Updated: Jul 19
Miracles in Healthcare - Do We Notice?
I spent 10 years in healthcare as a LPN in a hospital, home health and family practice. Some of the most rewarding experiences of my life were within that period of my life. I retired 3 years ago. I watched people recover miraculously from many things. Yet within secular medicine there was little notice or it was attributed to unknown circumstances of healing.
There are however many doctors, nurses and others within healthcare that practice their faith through prayer for patients, co-workers and family members.
So do we acknowledge God's work in healing of people? Or do we dishonor God by attributing our efforts as the only efforts. No doubt God has blessed us with modern medicine and to be living in thsi time can be a great blessing to many who are sick or injured.
As Christians we should all know we are engaged in a chronic, daily battle with the pain of sin inside us and with the pain from suffering all around us (Romans 8:19-24). The depth of our sins is expressed in the debility of our bodies. Our bodies groan and waste away from pain, disease, relational problems and the daily fight to put our sins to death.
We should pray everyday for the miraculous healing of not only our chronic pains (and chronic sins) but the pains of those around us. Remember God is the master Physician, with no limitations and he can bring about miraculous healings in our health and in our holiness for his glory.
So as a Christian in healthcare pray for miracles and expect God to do miraculous things.
Witnessing an Angel Miracle in Hospice Care
Video from Hospice Nurse Julie
"To this day, I still think it was a miracle!" from video introduction
Exploring the Role of Faith in Medicine
"Medicine and spirituality have been closely linked throughout human history. As long as humans have experienced illness we’ve questioned: “Why has this illness happened to me?” or “Why is this happening to the people I love?”
Some of the oldest written texts try to account for this relationship. The Epic of Gilgamesh shows Gilgamesh searching for a plant without sickness and death. In the famous story of Job, Bildad says his illness and suffering must be the result of an offense to God. The way to get better — physically, spiritually, and socially — was by asking God’s forgiveness.
The ancient Greeks also often saw illness as the result of offending the gods. Better health and well-being depended on calming displeased gods. But the traditional “father of medicine,” Hippocrates (circa 460-370 BCE) earned this moniker arguing that illness did not have a Divine source.
Each of the world’s three most popular monotheisms, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, have a long history of explaining how sickness and disease happen, and how medicine should be incorporated into faithful practice.." from the article: Exploring the role of faith in medicine