The Physician

26 04 2013

My son is sick. Away from home and away from mom, he had to make his way to the doctor on his own. Being a new patient, he filled out all of the paperwork and took his place in the waiting room. Finally, they called his name.

Making his way back to the small exam room, he hopped up on the table and waited for the doctor to come in. His eyes washed over the charts of ears, lungs, and bones before settling on a familiar book. There lying on a table was a Bible with this note. “This book has brought healing to many. If you wish to study it more, just talk to the doctor.”

Amazing. Here is a doctor who understands that our deepest wounds don’t primarily affect our bodies, but our souls. He recognizes that there is a far more stubborn illness at work in us than a virus. He is also willing to introduce those he meets to the only Physician capable of healing us completely.

“And Jesus answered them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” – Luke 5:31-32

My Jesus Resolution today is to imitate the doctor. He offered an invitation for healing because he is a physician. Might a teacher offer a path to wisdom? A chef offer food for the soul? A musician offer harmony for the spirit? A builder share a divine blueprint? A parent point to a loving Father? A quilter open up Love’s pattern? A writer underline the words of Life? My son’s doctor was willing to be transparent and make God easily accessible for those who wanted to meet Him. I want to be creative like that. I want to be bold like that. I want to share Jesus like that.


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