In the past I have written about doctors who 'play God' by determining who can and can't get kidney transplants - or other medical treatment.
What if it isn't the doctors that are 'playing God' though? What if it is us?
Has 'all this' happened because we have intervened and 'played God' too many times???
Did we play God way back in the beginning by using IVF to have our children? Should we have accepted childlessness as 'God's plan for us'?
Did we play God by telling the doctors we wanted Ashlea to be resuscitated at birth? Should we have 'let nature take it's course?'
Did we play God by insisting that Ashlea have a kidney transplant? Should we have opted for dialysis? Should we have opted for no treatment at all?
How much has our interfering lead to this point?
We have intervened so many times. As well as what I've already mentioned both Ashlea and Murray have been 'brought back from the brink' by teams of doctors - a good thing - but definitely more interference.
Have we interfered too much?
This post may sound a tad crazy, but given the circumstances I think I'm allowed a few crazy musings.
I know that God is the one who is really in control of all things - but I still can't help wonder how much (if at all) our interfering to ensure that we got what we wanted - children - live ones - with working kidneys - has helped lead to this point.
Has our interfering lead to this?
Are we partly to blame?