Unfortunately, I am not standing on the beach, gobsmacked, watching a great red ball of heat slowly dissipate below the horizon. This was after another wonderful Darwin sunset. Today, my view looks like this:
I am just overwhelmed with thankfulness for the health care system we have here in Australia. With Reis away, at 3.30am I phoned an out of hours home call doctor. I didn’t want to waste the emergency ward’s time unless it was really necessary (my best friend is an emergency nurse and I know how run off her feet she is). The doctor came within 10 minutes of my call. He bulk billed me – I paid nothing! Then he organised an ambulance to take me to the hospital. They came within 5 minutes. I had all the tests I needed plus fluids, drugs, lunch and a $10 voucher to use for coffee or food at the cafe. Thinking ok, ‘I’m up for a few hundred dollars at least for this and ambulance attendance’. Not really wanting to know, I asked the nurse how much it would cost. She replied ‘nothing’.
Wow. God just blesses us so abundantly here in Australia. In other areas of the world people die without what is considered simple treatment here.
“Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!” – Psalm 112:1
How blessed I am to have provision in sickness.