My wife is on duty and will spend most of the day at the hospital. I, however, have time to myself with a chance to finally finish reading the book someone gave to me in the US a few weeks ago. . „Sword & Scalpel – A surgeon`s Story of Faith and Courage in Africa“.
The book’s 220 pages are about Dr. Robert Foster who, as a surgeon, dedicated his active life to the people in Africa. Laboring to the point of exhaustion, the US American founded 3 hospitals in Zambia and Angola.
On each of the pages I meet with a man whose passion and total commitment became a blessing to hundreds of thousands. He was not in the least disconcerted about a black mamba above his head in the operating theatre, nor by persisting financial needs or a chronic lack of staff. Instead he clung to God and released levels of energy not normally to be found in mortals. Towards the end of the book we see him in Angola, a country shaken by civil war, while fleeing from enemy troops burning down his mission hospital.
After devouring the last paragraph in the twilight, I can’t help feeling that I myself am still but scratching the surface. / KDJ
“There are two ways a man can live: He can do his own thing and go his own way. Or he can humble himself and take God at His word. We put our lives into thr Lords’s hands long ago, we are not about to take them away!” Dr. Robert Foster