Genesis 2: 21 -23
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
Anesthesiologists are a group of doctors who (having mastered the use of certain drugs) put patients to sleep during a surgery or clinical/medical procedure. It can be done locally to a part of the body or generally involving the whole body. It is normally done to reduce pain, paralyze the muscles, and induce a transient loss of memory.
God actually started practicing anesthesiology, even before it was named. That was one specialty God instituted as He created man. He made Adam to get into a deep sleep.
The Question is; why would he do that? Does God still put us to sleep today as Christians? Yeah, it may not be literally, but I think He does.
One of the big reasons why people are put to sleep during a surgery is to make them numb to the pain of the surgery process. God does not want us to through pains. Most times, He tips us into a deep sleep, while he works on us. He slows everything down in your life while you wonder what is going on. He is actually trying not to make you feel the pain of the process.
Would patients have loved to watch themselves while they are on the surgery bed? I don’t think so. It might actually be very traumatic, to watch yourself being cut up. To some others, it might be boring yet scary watching different instruments going in and out of their body.
God also doesn’t want to bore or scare us with the process. He works it out for us. Yes, you go through the process not knowing what He’s doing. But you just know God is doing something, though you may not understand, just like the patient might not know what the Surgeon is doing. The patient sure does trust the Surgeon, if not that surgery won’t have started in the first place. Can you trust God to do the surgery while you sleep? Can you leave the process for him to handle? It is always sweet to trust in Jesus.
The Post – Op;
After the Surgery, the expectation is always that there will be a positive change. The correction has been made, the adjustment has been fixed, good health is back, everything should go normal. Yes, that is how it should have been, but it doesn’t always go that way. God’s does not have post-op complications. He’s a perfect surgeon. Adam saw the product of the surgery, and exclaimed in Joy When God operates in your life, the end product is always great and indescribable.
Can you let God perform His work in your life? Or are you still struggling to “sleep” in God’s hands and let Him have his way? God never fails. He’s always the best. Lay it all at his feet. Yes, He’s the perfect Anesthesiologist. Amen.
Written By Victor Chukwu