At first blush there is no reason the perfusionist and I should be friends. We have very little in common, but it turns out we have much in common. The common denominator is a love for God and a desire to see His hand active in our lives.
We don’t see much of each other. He has a very busy life and I am not that social. But the times we get together are good times. Each is able to share intimate thoughts of living a real life. Neither is concerned with judgement of the other, because there is no judgement. There is just friendship.
I am impressed with my friend’s job as a perfusionist. According to Wiki..
“The perfusionist is a highly trained member of the cardiothoracic surgical team which consists of cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, surgical technicians and nurses. The perfusionist’s main responsibility is to support the physiological and metabolic needs of the cardiac surgical patient so that the cardiac surgeon may operate on a still, unbeating heart.”
Can you imagine… It is your responsibility to keep a person alive in spite of the fact that the heart has stopped beating.. This is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Think about it. Life and death is impacted by your ability to do your job with no mistakes. Can you imagine how difficult this job would be without God breathing life through you and into the patient dependent on you making the right choices…
My friend has taken his skills to Mongolia. He has a love for those less fortunate then him.. God uses him and his skills at every opportunity.
My friend is blessed and his family is blessed through him.. I am blessed by him. I am blessed by his friendship. I trust you also have experienced a similar common bond with the people you know as friends..