As a medical transciptionist I sit here for many hours each day transcribing everything from infant chest x-rays to mammograms to CT scans, but some days it can be quite monotonous. I have always enjoyed a challenge and some days I wonder if I am not doing enough with my life.
And then, a special case comes up that catches my attention. She's two years younger than me and this hits home...I know where she likely is in her life. She's already fought breast cancer 16 years ago at the age of 30 and now she's being scanned for pain in her abdomen. Could it be a recurrence after all these years?
The doctor notes enlarged lymph nodes and a nodule that is suspicious. Immediately I stop and pray for this woman because she was being told that day that she likely, again, has cancer.
"Please, Lord, comfort her and let her know that You are there".
It is times like this that I know I am in the right place.
I believe that God places us in situations where we can best do His work. With me being somewhat introverted, I've never been one to witness my beliefs outloud too much. My silent prayers may be the only prayers some of these people receive and I believe this is one of the reasons I am here right now in my life.
Not only can this affect these strangers, but it affects me. It strengthens me. It helps me to know that He is still there, especially now during this time when I am struggling with my own faith.