Experiencing God’s Love in a Secular Society: A Christian Experience with Socialized Medicine
“Mommy, my eye is hurting,” whispered my eight-year-old daughter, Anneli, as I bent over to tuck her in at the Balestrand Hotel, a balconied hotel nestled between the water and mountains of Sognefjord in western Norway.
My family and I were traveling Scandinavia with twenty-one American Christian college students. My Swedish husband and I had teamed up to guide students through cultural exploration and appreciation. I knew Anneli would need a doctor, but I was concerned about navigating a foreign medical system while making tight travel connections and keeping the students engaged in learning.
As it turned out, this problem was anything but a distraction from student education. Instead, it showed us just how much we American Christians can learn from secular Scandinavian societies and how God’s love crosses societal boundaries and comes to us in unexpected places.
Noble, Alison, "Experiencing God’s Love in a Secular Society: A Christian Experience with Socialized Medicine" (2017). Educator Scholarship. 51.