Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Doctor, Doctor

My devotional time today in Wishful Thinking started me wondering about calling Jesus the Great Physician:

When Jesus heard this, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.” (Luke 2:17)

What comes to mind when you think of a physician? The most obvious answer is healer, and Jesus is certainly that. But think about it more.

Think about the relationship/dependence you have with your doctor.
  1. When you visit the doctor, you are stripped (literally, usually) of your defenses, along with your clothes. You are vulnerable.
  2. You visit the doctor because you believe she knows more than you do.
  3. In a good doctor/patient relationship, you trust your doctor.
  4. You place your life, literally, in her hands.
  5. You wait, nervous and anticipating, for whatever news or words she brings.
  6. You depend on your doctor for healing.
  7. Your success as a patient depends on following the doctor's "advice."

Do we have a relationship with Jesus that mirrors the relationship we have with our doctor? Or is it less?

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Blogger bthomas said...

Thank you for this post.

10:40 AM  

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