On December 14th of this year, I will have the opportunity and the honor of giving away a kidney during a live donor transplant.
I am not going to lie. As the surgery gets closer I have no reservations nor second thoughts regarding my decision.
However, I am beginning the feel the weight of this decision.
As I was conveying to someone by email some of the details that only God could have worked out I had this thought and included it in the email. A media team will come tomorrow to interview me prior to the surgery as they will, the gentleman who has allowed me to be a part of his life.
I ended the email with this question and thought.
“Why would God design the human body to have two kidneys, knowing that we only need one to live, if we weren’t supposed to give one away?”
My goal tomorrow is to communicate how God orchestrated all of this starting many years ago.
And it is simply hope that I am giving away. Hope truly is my favorite word in the English language.
I hope tomorrow the media crew will allow me to express my faith in how God works in mysterious ways.
I understand this is about medical science. However, without the God part and how this story came together, it is merely a story of swapping body parts and not the giving of hope.
People don’t just give body parts to one another…they give hope to one another.
“We have fixed our hope on the living God…” I Timothy 4:10
It is that hope that we give to others.