HE MIRACLES ARE all around us at CHRISTUS Santa
Rosa. Today I saw one in the work and awareness of the intensive
care nurse who simply stated, “My work is my ministry,”
when I noticed her kindness to the dying patient in her care, and
to his brokenhearted family.
saw a miracle in the 93-year-old who smiled with sparkling eyes
when I greeted her. She is beginning kidney failure and the chest
pains are more frequent, but her spirit is shining through.
I saw a miracle in a child, sick with aplastic anemia
who told her mother, “No, I want it quiet in here,”
when asked if she wanted the television on. I sensed that somehow
she knew she was in a sacred space.
Here we listen, care, and hope together. The hope
goes beyond the miracle of cure that is also all around us in the
skills and technology of todays medicine and surgery. Even
when cure is not possible, we see the hope and the miracles of healing,
evidence of the wholeness that comes as a gift from Jesus. Through
Him we see miracles every day.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
San Antonio, Texas