‘Preparing for Any Event' Checklist

Hospital gown

This is one of the few times I’ve had advance notice of being hospitalized.  I’m usually admitted through the E.R. in a crisis moment.

While this is a crisis moment of sorts, I am allowed to prepare for it.

“Pack your suitcase,” the nice receptionist told me.  “Make sure you have everything you need.”

So, true to form, I made a list.

Hospital stays are complicated for me.  I can’t eat hospital food.  I can’t drink tap water.  I need to bring my own soap, paper towels, etc.

To say I’ve a few allergies is an understatement.

So, I look at my list and pack my suitcase.

Food?

Check.

Water?

Check.

Clothing?

Check.

I go on down the list item by item to make sure I don’t forget anything.

But, by the time I am at the bottom of this list, I am feeling that I am forgetting something.

It dawns on me.

I add them to my checklist.

Faith?

Check.

Hope?

Check.

Trust?

Check.

Love?

Check.

And now … I think I am ready to go.

Father God, thank you that you have promised to be with us at all times and in every situation.  Thank you that when we put faith, hope, trust, and love in our suitcase, we are prepared for any event that might happen along the way.  And Lord, please watch over my family while I’m gone.  I know this will be harder on them than it is on me.  Thank you for them.  In faith and in your name, your child - deni

I will leave you all with two of my favorite verses.


You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5

even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save. Isaiah 46:4

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