Matthew 26:53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
Living in Costa Rica has its ups and downs, and one of the ups is the wonderful medical care we receive. We pay into the government system, and I tell everyone if you are not in a hurry, the service is wonderful!
A few months ago I was scheduled for an out-patient medical procedure. Upon arriving for the appointment, my husband took me to the hospital. Going through the double doors I was taken to a small room and given a pink hospital gown with no slit in the back. The nurse said to put on the gown, take everything with me and wait in the hall until my name is called.
When I changed and went to the hall, I found myself with a group of men and women, all in blue or pink hospital gowns, waiting for different procedures and waiting for their names to be called.
To be honest, I felt funny, shy, embarrassed and wanted to be in a private room until the nurse called me. But I am in the government hospital, and there is not much I can do. This is the real world in Costa Rica. I told the Lord how I felt and did not like being in a hallway with others, then that still small voice tells me, “How do you think Jesus felt on the cross?”
He was right, as He always is in every circumstance. After that, I was able to loosen up and chat with the other patients about our procedures, how long it took for them to schedule, the weather, our jobs and most important, thanking the Lord that the medical service is wonderful and that the doctors and nurses truly love what they are doing.
It’s moments like these that I see the Lord working in me, even in my hospital gown, in a hallway filled with men and women of all ages and even joking about escaping through the double doors onto the street, in our gowns.
In an instant the Lord took away my embarrassment by reminding me of Jesus on the cross. Jesus could have come down from the cross, but He didn’t. He stayed put, enduring all for the sake of His Bride, and for the love He has for us.