"My profession is to me a ministry from God"


"My profession is to me a ministry from God" - there is a lot to think about in this statement. Especially since it comes from a doctor famous for implementing new surgical techniques. This was a monument in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building.

Christians have a hard time telling stories of people who are doing things to the glory of God unless it involves giving up a lucrative career to be a missionary in a jungle. Now that the jungles are disappearing and the people that are there are sending missionaries to the U.S., I think it's important that new kinds of stories are told about different ways of serving and honoring God.

But much like the patriarchs in Genesis, people often have significant shortcomings despite wanting to do their best for God. It appears that Crawford not only was the first (perhaps second) person to use ether in surgery, but also discovered it's properties while taking it as a recreational drug at parties.

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Did you know that there is a plaque on the top of the Washington Monument (tallest building in DC) that reads: 'Laus deo'...meaning 'Praise be to God'? That little known fact isn't even written on Wikipedia!

Posted by: Andrea at July 28, 2010 12:06 PM

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