Nobody enjoys staying in the hospital. But, given enough time, we will all probably take a turn. Personally, I am thankful that I have never had an extended stay in a hospital. To my knowledge, the only time I have spent in a hospital was when I was born. Believe it or not, I do not remember that particular stay :).
However, I have visited in the hospital many times and I have talked with many who have stayed in a hospital. Hospital stays are often difficult physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They are seldom pleasant and enjoyable.
Recently, I came across this article written by John Piper. He wrote it shortly after he took a turn in the hospital. In it, he shared 10 Lessons from a Hospital Bed. I found his article both encouraging and practical. Here are just a few of his lessons.
1. Don’t murmur about delays and inefficiencies in the hospital, when you are getting medical care that surpasses by a hundredfold what is available in 90% of the world.
3. Don’t default to the television.
7. Accept the humiliation of wearing the same unflattering gown everyone else wears.
I encourage you to read the entire article. I hope to remember these lessons when I take my turn in the hospital.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend.
PS – Monday night, April 28, is our second Chick-fil-a Spirit Night for our Summer Mission Teams. Join us at our Winter Haven Chick-fil-a from 5-8pm to show your support. When you place your order, simply show them the image below and tell them you are there for “Faith Baptist Church Missions Spirit Night.” A portion of your order will be returned to FBC to support our mission teams.