PST. KUKU’S WEEKLY NUGGETS
Couple of days ago I had the opportunity to visit the Global Mercy Ships right on the shores of Freetown Sierra Leone. For a little context, MV Global Mercy is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, constructed as the first purpose-built floating hospital for humanitarian organization. Mercy Ships was founded by Don Stephens in 1978.
As we walked through the hospital deck we saw images and briefs of all manner of strange illnesses. Some that are life threatening which has held lots of people (who had great dreams, desires and aspirations) under bondage, in excruciating pain which otherwise would have ended their lives, but for the intervention of Mercy Ship.
The smiles on the faces of the volunteer nurses and doctors brought hope of a second chance of life to the patients laden with various manner of sicknesses that I had never heard of, seen, or thought about.
When I realize that these people have had to endure the agony of these ailments for years, I was filled with a sense of gratitude for the gift of good health which I take for granted on a daily basis. Let us take a moment to pause and remember that the little (things) we take for granted are the things that are most dear and precious in this life. When you wake up daily with all your body parts intact, with the ability to breath, move, eat and do everything on your own, you have no idea that someone else somewhere is unable to do the same.