by John Michalak
Jesus answered them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Some people are really sick, but you’d never know it. They may suffer from cancer, chronic pain, but they hide the fact that they’re sick from anyone around them.
Some are sick and they themselves don’t know it. Their symptoms may be obvious to others, but whether due to a fear of doctors or a fear of being sick itself, they live in denial of their sickness.
Jesus related physical sickness to sin. He said His mission was to perform “spiritual medicine” on those suffering in sin. But, He also said He could only treat people who didn’t pretend they were healthy when they really weren’t.
The truth is, all of us are spiritually sick and need a doctor. But, no doctor can treat us if we don’t first admit our sickness and make an appointment to see him.
Are you afraid of going to the doctor? Do you know you’re sinful, but hide your weakness from others? Or, do you simply assume you’re healthy and that no sin dwells in you?
Jesus wants to heal your diseases, both physical and spiritual. Don’t be ashamed to seek the divine medicine every one of us needs.
Prayer: Lord, show me where I may be spiritually sick. Give me the humility to seek your healing hand.