Harping At The Hospital
--by SissyLee, posted Sep 5, 2017
I played for two people that day. One woman requested hymns after I played a song or two. I was queried about my faith (had I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior and for how long and was I married and so forth). I do find these questions off-putting as the concern for my soul is probably unwarranted. She also insisted we pray together, which I did as a gift for her obvious need to do so. It was a prayer for my soul and my future, which was well-intended but a bit oppressive. I gave her one of my hymnal doves and that nearly broke her heart.
The next patient said I could play anything but then she too requested hymns. There was no praying or singing though, and she dozed and l played until a doctor showed up. Her room was peaceful and calm. She had a terminal disease but was at peace with her situation and going home. I left her with a dove made out of wrapping paper printed with the word "love" on it.