Dagmar Turner is a fifty-three-year-old violinist. She recently played sections of compositions by Mahler and Gershwin. That would be impressive enough. What makes her concert far more amazing is that she did so while surgeons worked to remove a tumor from her brain.
The tumor was located near the area of
her brain responsible for controlling her left hand. Fearing the loss of forty
years of musical craft, the neurosurgeon asked her to play while he operated.
In this way, his team was able to remove 90 percent of the tumor without damage
to her motor functions.
“The violin is my passion; I’ve been playing since I was ten years old,” the grateful patient later told reporters. “The thought of losing my ability to play was heart-breaking.”
Partnering with the Great Physician
Such expertise and creativity by a neurosurgeon and his team are both noteworthy and unsurprising. In my years as Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health, I have encountered many such professionals who are committed to medical excellence as well as the best patient outcomes.
I have become convinced that medicine
is indeed ministry. Just as the Great Physician healed bodies to heal souls, so
doctors, nurses, and other care providers meet physical needs as an extension
of God’s love for us all. Whether medical professionals know God personally or
not, he knows them personally. And he uses the gifts he has given them to bless
their patients out of his unconditional grace.
If you’re facing physical suffering today, know that the
same One who healed “every disease and every affliction among the
people” stands ready to help you as well (Matthew 4:23). All that he has
ever done, he can still do. He works medically and miraculously as we trust him
for his timing and our best.
When he does not heal us physically, he redeems what he
allows in ways we may comprehend on this side of heaven or we may not. But one
day we will…
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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