In Sickness and in Health

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My Musings – Norman Rockwell is my favorite artist.  Some claim that he was not a “real” artist, but rather an illustrator.  Whatever you call him, he was able to capture the human condition, tug at the heartstrings and nearly write a novel, all with one simple painting.  Like the above painting of a young patient and seasoned physician.

Jesus used the analogy of the doctor patient relationship, to the sinner Savior relationship.  We are all sick (sinners) with a terminal illness (“the wages of sin is death“).

Some deny that they are sick and insist that they have no need of a doctor or a cure.  Denial does not change the underlying facts, or the ultimate consequences if left untreated.  Only Jesus can offer the cure.

Some realize that something is not right, but are not sure they have the right physician or that the physician has the right “credentials.”  Jesus’ credentials were validated by the resurrection.  Yet some still reject His treatment.  If they seek any treatment at all, they seek it elsewhere, all of whom are charlatans and imposters who are practicing “medicine” without a license.

Others know that they are sick and in need of the cure that only the “Great Physician” can provide.  They readily seek and receive the cure.  No deductibles, no co-pays, no denials for lack of insurance.

My Advice – There are none who are healthy, none who are righteous.  If you think you are, a check-up is in order.

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