Since August of 2012 I have been on kidney dialysis. I’m very thankful that advances in medicine have developed these procedures and that my wife and I have the insurance and financial means to be able to do this. Dialysis literally is what is keeping me alive! I know that we are much better off in so many ways than many with more serious medical problems or do not have the resources that we are blessed to have.
Still, dialysis has its inconveniences.
So, after much study, discussion and prayer, we have decided to seek a kidney transplant. Here’s the dilemma… I don’t have a living donor. In order to get a replacement kidney, someone else must die. I simply can’t with or pray for someone to die so that I can overcome an inconvenience. Still, we’ve decided to pursue a transplant.
Death is a reality of life. Sometimes death occurs in a way that allows the harvest of organs in order to save or greatly improve the lives of of others. God created us in a manner that makes this possible. He’s also given us the medical knowledge, skills and technology to be able to perform these life saving procedures.
I don’t pray that anyone die. I do pray that should death occur that the individual and/or their loved ones give the gift of renewed life through organ donation.
Alive in the Word.