One of my attendings has declared from day one that I have a “black cloud.” We in medicine will say someone has that when bad things tend to always happen when they’re on. In my short time here, EVERY C-section has been out of the ordinary. Now granted, most c-sections should be out of the ordinary, but I have yet to scrub into one for your “normal” reasons. From overdoses to overly large ovaries, I have had some weird things come in while I was on duty.
I have found though that nothing bad ever ends up happening to the patients. They have weird diagnosis, things very out of the ordinary, but no one dies and every one leaves the floor OK. And so, I have convinced this attending that I have a “pink cloud” since I refuse the mantle of black cloud. He agrees though that although weird things come in, no horrible final outcome happens. Everything that comes in bad ends up with the best possible outcome.
It reminds me of how He can make all things good. Our lives can be such horrible messes. We can seem beyond repair. Yet this Jesus, He died for our sins and He can make all things new. We are new creatures in Christ and He mitigates our problems. Do we completely avoid our consequences? No. But He makes them so that they are for our growth and development, not for horrible, crushing punishment that breaks us. He makes our world pink instead of black.
Thank You Jesus for making all things pink in my world 🙂