My husband brought me to the accident and emergency department in my local hospital when I told him I was bleeding.
This is now four years ago.
I was examined there by a doctor from Kerela in India.
He asked my husband and daughter to come into the cubicle to talk to us all about the examination.
My daughter is a doctor herself and was very nervous about what he was about to say.
She feared the worst.
I was numb and was willing to go through the process the doctor advised.
Instead of talking about my condition the doctor addressed my husband and said,
“Don’t I know you?”
“No I don’t think we have met before.”
“Are you the man with the big family?”
“Yes I have a big family.”
Mary and I were perplexed. “Why is he not getting on with talking about how he can help me?”
“Ah I know where I have seen you before. My mother has a book written by you. There is a picture of you and your family on the back page. That book is in my mother’s home, back in Kerala, India.”
My husband has written two books for a lady in India. Her work reaches out to the poor.
Brendan and I looked at each other.
We knew God was with us in that hospital cubicle.
In our time of distress a doctor remembered Brendan.
That book has helped raise money for orphanages and poor people in India.
The doctor, a stranger remembered Brendan. God remembered too.
He was reassuring us he was with us.
Psalm 41 says
Blessed is he who has regard for the poor and needy. I will be with him in trouble. The Lord will raise him up from his sick bed. V 1 and 3
We were in trouble and I was on a sick bed.
We all smiled despite our present dilemma.
The doctor proceeded to tell us that he found a mass of tissue inside my back passage when he examined me.
My daughter quizzed him to get more information.
He answered, “It is a firm mass.” My daughter knew it can only be cancer. She did not voice what she thought.
“I will make an appointment to get a colonoscopy. I will ask for you to be seen as soon as possible.”
We thanked the doctor and walked out of that cubicle, silent, anxious but comforted that God was with us in our trouble.
We would face the future together.
Four months later I knew I was healed from cancer.
God is faithful.