The kid looked drained. He was barely seven years old and here he was struck by dengue. It has been a week since he felt the fever. But the mother did not have the money…..
The hospital’s Intensive Care Unit was in utter chaos! The seven-year-old boy was on the verge of life-and-death. The two attending physicians were in a quandary. They could not find an IV site! And the little boy was getting weaker by the minute. The doctors and nurses stared helplessly as they tried in vain to search for an IV site to inject the dextrose with. There was none!
The young boy’s life was quickly ebbing away right before the physicians’ eyes. His precious young life depended on them. Yet they knew if they couldn’t attach the dextrose soon….
Then out of nowhere, a voice broke the deadly silence. It was the doctor trying to sing a few lines of Don Moen’s song ‘God will Make a Way’. Out of the stillness of the early morn, his first tentative lines rang out clearly in the ICU…
‘God will make away,
Where there seems to be no way,
He works in ways we cannot see….’
The other doctor, a resident phsyician, sensing what her friend was trying to do joined in the singing. In times of trouble only God can find a way indeed. It was a long shot…But it might work. Before long the entire staff present at the ICU joined in the singing too.
“He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make away
He will make a way
By a roadway in the wilderness
He’ll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today.”
They finished the song and miraculously they were able to find two IV sites right after. Immediately, the dextrose was safely tucked in place. And if that wasn’t enough…two days later the little boy got completely cured of dengue. And was released from the hospital.
“When we rely on God…all is not lost.”
(This is a true story. One of the physicians is my sister.)