Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Diabetes and Sovereignty

Something of an interesting day today.  As you may or may not know, Chad is a Type 1 Diabetic.  Which basically means lots of finger pricks, an insulin pump(hallelujah), and sometimes interesting low blood sugar levels.  These don't happen a lot but today was our lucky day(or not lucky or whatever).

Today was a work day(ambulance day....yay!!).  Chad rarely works in the county that I work in.  But today he did.  And he was even in my district.  Ambulances do their best not to leave their district so that response times are kept low.  Low response times are a good thing.  That means we get to the emergency/scene as quickly as possible.  Anywho, I get a call close to lunch time from Chad's coworker telling me that Chad just isn't acting right and won't talk to anyone.  That's most definitely a low blood sugar episode for the hubs.  Pretty classic for him anyway.  Fortunately(isn't God amazing) my partner and I were not on a call and Chad was working about 5 minutes away from the base.  We hauled our truck right to him and fixed him right up!

It's not a big deal to me most of the time because I have been doing this for Chad for quite a few years.  He has no control over things like this.  It's just the way it is.  And it's part of my job.  It is almost guaranteed for a county, even one that's small like ours, to get at least one diabetic call every shift.  But today I was reminded of the sovereignty of God. 

I don't really subscribe to the idea of luck.  I believe God has a plan and ordains His plan for our lives.  I believe He has absolutely everything arranged and all things work for His glory.  Today was just another simple reminder for me that God is sovereign.  And I am so thankful that He is.