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Topic: Doctor/Nurse (11/02/06)
TITLE: But, I don’t wanna go!
By Shari Armstrong
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â€śI know, dear, but sometimes we need to go.â€ť
He sighed. â€śBut, if God can heal, why should I bother?â€ť
â€śSometimes God uses doctors. Luke was a doctor and He was one of Jesusâ€™ twelve. You know that.â€ť
He crossed his arms and pouted. â€śI know, I know. I just donâ€™t have to like it.â€ť
â€śNobody likes being sick. Iâ€™ll go warm up the car and be back to get you.â€ť She kissed his forehead. â€śBe ready when I get back. Your shoes are right there.â€ť
He swung his legs over the edge of the bed.
His voice followed her down the hallway, â€śIâ€™m feeling better. Really. This is just silly.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re going anyway,â€ť She called back as she closed the door to the garage.
He eased himself up on the exam table, and waited for the doctor. Surprisingly, the doctor entered almost as soon as we did.
â€śHello, doctor.â€ť She took a seat in the corner.
â€śSo, how are we today?â€ť
"We? Donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m doing fine. But, she wonâ€™t believe me.â€ť
The doctor began checking lungs and heart. â€śBreath.â€ť He moved to another spot on the back. â€śAgain.â€ť
â€śWell?â€ť He looked expectantly at the doctor.
"Well, Iâ€™m not sure.â€ť He grabbed a pad off his desk. â€śGo down the hall to 137 and give them this slip. I want to run a couple tests. Just an EKG and a CAT. Come back here when they finishâ€ť
She offered up a silent prayer. â€śIs there anything wrong?â€ť
The doctor shook his head. â€śI just want to confirm something.â€ť
They sat in the room, praying quietly together. A soft knocking on the door interrupted them.
â€śWell, I have your results.â€ť The doctor sat on the stool and wheeled over closer to the couple. â€śBased on what Iâ€™m seeing here, itâ€™s almost as if nothing were ever wrong with your heart.â€ť
â€śReally?â€ť She let out the breath sheâ€™d been holding.
He simply smiled at his wife. â€śSee? I told you I was fine.â€ť
â€śMr. Johnson, I have no idea what happened. There is no sign of the heart attack at all. Itâ€™s as if your heart healed itself. I want to see you again in a month, just to check again.â€ť
The couple exchanged a knowing glance as they left the room.
â€śSee? I didnâ€™t need to come.â€ť
â€śYes, you did.â€ť
"Why? Iâ€™m all better.â€ť
â€śYes, you are. But now Godâ€™s given your doctor proof He exists. Now God can work on healing his heart, too.â€ť
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