The Doctor is In

jesus.jpgOn hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” – Mark 2:17

Julie Andrews captured attention when her beautiful voice echoed, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.” Smiles gleamed with the grand finale of, “When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad!” How about you? What are your favorite things? Is it a cool breeze after a gentle rain or the fresh smell of pine trees in the hills? Perhaps family visits on the porch, grandchildren giggling or spectacular sunsets? Human nature tends to keep us searching for ways to bring satisfaction to our emotions. When we’re hurt, we tend to put a band-aid on our wounded souls. Though we know band-aids merely cover, we never stop trying.

What’s the answer then? Our Creator, the great Physician, knows how to heal you personally. He loves you like no other.  He knows your needs and is willing to help you rise above. Why doesn’t He take the initiative? We must make ourselves go to the earthly doctors; likewise we must make ourselves go to God. A simple daily reading in the Bible is a good start. There are fascinating stories and far more fascinating works that the Lord will open your eyes to; soon you will see the healing begin. Everyone who has experienced this joy can tell you that it’s one trip to the doctor you won’t regret.

by Ann Reilley

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