A Physician of the Lord
When I was young, I wanted to be a physician,
I wanted to help those who hurt.
I tried my best but could not master,
All that was expected of me.
I went to college and prayed.
"Oh Lord, help me to learn!"
The dream was still out of reach.
Then I went to medical school and prayed,
"Oh Lord, lead the way!"
Now I am a liscensed physician.
I practice not my form of medicine,
but that of the Lord.
Full of compassion and understanding,
I leave the healing to Him.
For I am only an instrument,
like the procedures and medicines.
Because I would not have made the journey
if not for His grace and guidance.
Today, I thank Him for it all and pray.
"Lord continue to teach me and guide me
to be the physician
you have always wanted me to be."
-March 1997, Michael W. Perkins, MD