Gaping leg wound.

My wife and I were in the pharmacy yesterday at around 5pm when a man
walked in and sat down on the windowsill looking for some medicine for
a large gaping bloody wound on his leg. My wife pointed him out and
the ladys at the pharmacy simply told him they could no nothing for
him and left him alone.

I insisted he needed to go to a hospital but he explained he could not
afford it. We walked to the community hospital down the street at my
urging and they said they could no thing for him. I raised my voice
and finally got a doctor to help us find a taxi and point us in the
right direction. We then went a big hospital a few miles away. They
were also insistent that they could do nothing for him as they do not
have a center for skin or burns. So they sent us in an ambulance to
the main hospital downtown to get checked out.

Finally on arriving at the main hospital they seemed to know what to
do and put the man in a bed and at cleaned the wound a little bit
before the doctor who would know what to do could come down and take a
look. It turns out the man burned himself 9 days before but because he
had no money had done nothing about it. He is a widower and his son
lives in another town a long ways away and he has no contact with him.

Today I was told the wounds are third degree wounds and he will need a
skin graft. The hospital insists the cheapest they can do this is in
two operations for a total of $3,500. During that time he will need to
stay in the hospital for around a month which could be as much as
another $3,500 (as its around $150 per day to address his wounds
etc...).

He needs the operation ASAP for the skin graft. The doctor says the
longer they wait the more difficult it could be to do the operation
and have the new skin take.

I don't know how to process this. I cant process this. I don't have
the money to give $7000 away by tomorrow. I'm talking with some local
channels to try to bring the money together but I have no idea how
this is going to work. Please be praying. I'm overwhelmed and its not
like we can just not help the guy. And if we don't pay they will just
put him back out on the street. I don't want that to happen.

Pray for another that you may be healed (James 5:16)

"Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,
that you may be healed." - James 5:16

That you may be healed. I have a number of reformed friends who
frequently say things along the lines of "If I need prayer for healing
I go find a charismatic." But can't we confess our sins to one another
and pray with hope of healing no matter what we think?

Even most major non-charismatic types that I know accept an occasional
miraculous healing. But I read "May be healed." Not "Might be healed."
I think there is a certain amount of appropriate anticipation we lack.
Why cant we get together with our friends and when we pray expect that
God will show up, and if He doesn't in the way we expect or want, no
big deal.

Asbo Jesus on


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Chief and highest end of man (Westminster Larger Catechism)

"Question 1: What is the chief and highest end of man?
Answer: Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. " - Westminster Larger Catechism

Even if you're not reformed (I wouldn't consider myself so... even though I am a student at RTS), you have to love this.

I've been spending a lot of time lately pondering this... its a seriously profound thought. I have a local friend who can tell you this in his own language and in English. He is studying the Shorter Catechism and he's got his ducks in a row. God loves these people so much, and I'm so stoked to be a part of their lives.

I love that our call in life is to glorify God and to fully enjoy Him. Are you enjoying God?

Man am I.