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R.I.P. “Rest in peace” is usually reserved as a benediction for the dead. But it is the living who need restful sleep, and this is only an elusive dream for many American adults.
“Don’t go to Africa,” they said to us. “You’ll never see your husband. He’ll be consumed by constant medical needs.” “Your children will be at risk of getting malaria.” “Why go to Africa when problems are all around us here in the U.S.A.?”
We deserve better than this, I thought. Sam left a university medical center in America for this hospital? No other doctors to consult. Nothing but a monocular microscope in the lab.
Nik Ripken (pseudonym) is a Christian aid worker who has served in the most dangerous regions of the world. In his book The Insanity of God, he tells the story of his time in Somalia during the “Black Hawk Down” days. Christianity was extremely dangerous to promote and deadly for Somalians to accept as truth.
Huh? Elvis gave hound dogs everywhere a bad name forever. And yet, if we can get beyond Elvis’ body contortions and those mindless lyrics, we may be able to grasp the reality that God is, in fact, a lot like a hound dog. Think about it. Bloodhounds are noted for their ability to follow a scent for long distances. Once on the trail they are famous for their tenacity.
I’m an overachiever, probably just like you and most other healthcare professionals. Okay, that is not completely accurate. I confess, I’m an over overachiever. I’ve always wanted to be the best of the best.