Wednesday, January 25, 2012


     Just finished a BIO lab...practiced using a needle for IM (intramuscular) or SQ (subcutaneous) injections.  It's harder than it seems at first.  There's a certain way to inject the never want to put it in reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal slowly, and then squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze like they do in the movies.  You want it to be as quick and pain-free as possible for your patient. 
     Christ's death on the cross was not quick and painless.  He suffered through the worst punishment the Romans could devise.  Hanging on a cross was a punishment reserved for criminals of worst kind, and Jesus suffered greatly not just in the physical sense, but in His separation from God also.
      An amazing thing about it though, is that Jesus suffered willingly for those he chose to save.  A needle put into the arm of a young child may cause him pain and fear even if it is put in by a skilled health care professional.  Needles are by no means pleasant, especially to kids.  I remember I was never too afraid or averse to them, but I certainly can understand why there is such an intense dislike of them.  Jesus did not resist His death, but went "like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth."  Isaiah 53:7b.  One can almost see a similar thing being said of a small child and a needle.  Jesus suffered for us quietly, without complaint.  What is the least you can do for Him?  Well, to start out, love Him as your savior, above all earthly possessions and even your own life.  Suffer the unfairness and hurt of life without complaint, thinking back to the cross, where the ultimate pain was endured meekly, by our dearly loved LORD!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Overthought Thoughts: The Beginning.

         So...I'm at school right now, on break.  I have an EMT-Basic class which Godwilling will jumpstart me into my chosen career field of EMS.  Anywaaaay...Starting a blog was an unplanned, spur-of-the-moment event in the order of the day.  A good friend suggested I post about some of the random thoughts I have from time to time.  Occasionally I will have a flash of inspiration and have some interesting ways of looking at things and abstract ideas.  I'll leave it up to you to decide how "abstract" those may be.  I am going to be following Sarah Butler's blog for guidelines on how to get started, because I have no clue.  Anyway, it's back to class in a few minutes here, and I will continue with getting things going in a while. 

"Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them."  Jeremiah 1:17