Dark Hour of Duty


  • Specializes in surgical, trauma, emergency, educator.

I am a Christian Nurse who is working in a multicultural organization. There are mixed of religious beliefs; but the majority are Muslims.

One day, while I am having fellowship with Jane; Carmi who is a theater staff called up; in between her crying voice she is telling that Jon who is a theater staff also is ruining her reputation by telling other staffs that she is a “PLASTIC”. I told Carmi to control her emotions because it is very unnatural that Jon is creating a division in the theater. That day, we pray specifically for the staffs involve and the unit.

After few days, I talk to Jane and she told me this horrifying story.

Jane is night duty with Carmi. At around 0200H Carmi decided to refill the instrument trolley in her assigned theater. So, Carmi went to the main instrument room to gather the materials needed for the following day. As she entered the dimmed lighted room she heard someone who is typing in the computer keyboard, she heard first four ticks; she called Jane thinking that she is the one inside the instrument room. Nobody answered, so she slowly walked inside and heard the next six ticks of the computer keyboard. She saw a black image without face seated in front of the computer. With strong urge in her heart, she confront the black image by pointing her finger telling at the same time this powerful word; “Who are you? You get out of this place. I am not afraid of you because I am the daughter of the Living God”. After that, she runs as fast as she can in the pantry room where her colleagues stay and have their break.

That day, we gather as a group to pray fervently for the patient, doctors, nurses and all the staff who handled the patient during the surgery. We pray also for the relationship of each staff to be bound with love to one another. It is a spiritual reality; “our struggle is not against the flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV). We should understand and keep in our heart that as a nurse the life of our patient is in our hands. We should not only be a patient advocate in physical setting but also in spiritual realm.