Credit Where Credit Is Due

Perhaps you’ve heard about Kevin Everett, the Buffalo Bills football player. He severely injured his spine in a game last Sunday. After surgery the prognosis was that he might never walk again. But now, because of significant signs of voluntary movement, the prognosis is much better. I was intrigued by two quotes in the newspaper, both from the surgeon who performed the delicate surgery.

Here’s the first one: “Based on our experience, the fact that he’s moving so well, so early after such a catastrophic injury means he will walk again…It’s totally spectacular, totally unexpected.” Wow! Sounds like a miracle, doesn’t it?

Here’s quote #2: “I don’t know if I would call it a miracle. I would call it a spectacular example of what people can do. To me, it’s like putting the first man on the moon of splitting the atom.” Hmm…it reminds me of an old saying: “The trouble with self-made persons is they worship their creator.” I’m grateful for Kevin’s prognosis, and I’m grateful for surgeons with great skill – but I’d like to give credit where credit is due – to the Great Physician. Without Him, there is no healing.

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