Sunday, November 7, 2010
This book made me think about the people who put their lives in danger to save the public everyday. They protect strangers. Strangers who are sometimes in such a hurry there is no time to smile, say hello or acknowledge in any way. Cappy, the security guard, who works on hospital floors is one of the people who sacrifices his life daily. He cares deeply about what he is doing to help people. Nick, Leigh's soon not to be husband, is a policeman who gives his heart and soul to save other people like Kristi, a single mother, who is trying very hard to set the right priorities in her life because she loves her children. It is not easy for her. Then, there is Riley, the chaplain in the hospital. The hours she spends thinking and praying for the lives of other people who deserve to live happily, peacefully and safely with the knowledge that God never, ever judges them and loves them always. "She paused outside the doorway to say a brief prayer like she always did, as her training in lay chaplaincy had taught her. To ask for God's presence and to remind her that her job wasn't to fix or judge, but only to listen."
There are so many characters who add to the "drama in Code Triage." I will never forget Sam, the Child Crisis worker. When I think of drama, I think of what goes on between Sam, Nick and Leigh. Their story proves to me no matter how dramatic my life might become God is able to use His Potter's hands to reshape the dark, narrow tunnels in my life bringing lightness and a wide path back to hope again. Code Triage By Candace Calvert is tremendous. I look forward to reading the other books in the series soon.