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.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

One thought on “In Sickness and in Health”

  1. Reblogged this on The Brew Is A Musing and commented:

    Originally blogged October 2, 2019. After about 7 months or more, I think most would agree that if there were a cure/effective vaccine, that they would definitely seek it out. Jesus’ provided a cure to our sin problem nearly 2000 years ago, yet more people do not seek it out than those that do.


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