I am excited about my new book which is out as an e-book and will be available soon as a hard copy. As an anaesthetist with an interest in ICU I prayed with my patients while they were under my care. I saw some remarkable things happen and wanted to share these so that God can receive the praise that He is due for the way that He answers prayer.
My experience of God has been that He is a God who is primarily interested in relationship. I have found that He does not always answer prayer in the way that we would like, (although I witnessed remarkable miracles) but there is always a move on His part to encourage a greater intimacy with Him.
What greater gift can there be than to experience a God who loves us deeply and becomes our companion? This is what you will read about in the context of the high tech medical scene of an ICU.
Here is a sample from the book to give you the context in which it is written:
“I looked down on little three-year-old Tessa as she lay semi-conscious,
struggling to breathe.
There is something doubly-distressing about a critically-ill child. Adults in a life-threatening state arouse a sense of urgency and compassion, but on seeing
a desperately-ill child something rises up wanting to protect; to shield an
innocent life from the harsh realities of a fallen world. Such were my feelings
as I examined Tessa. Her ribcage rocked in and out from weakened muscles with
each breath, which gurgled through secretions accumulating in her breathing
passages. Beside her bed her distraught mother stared unseeing at the monitors,
feeling the helplessness of watching while everything was out of her control
and in the hands of the attending doctors.
Tessa and John, her older brother by one year, had been playing in the garage at
home. They were having a tea party for their toys. They had set out the tea set
and teddy and the dolls were sitting around drinking invisible tea from the
teacups. The children were joining in drinking from their cups, but it was not
realistic enough for little John. They needed some real tea to drink. He found
some liquid in the garage, poured it into his sister’s cup and gave it to her
to drink. It was deadly insecticide!”
How well I remember that scene in ICU and what happened subsequently. It was early on in my walk with God and I was still learning to hear His voice (do we ever stop learning?!). There were some valuable lessons for us all to take home. I would love you to join me on my journey of discovery.
This is the link for the e-book: