We all Have “Burned Arms.”

What do you know, I am here again at the clinic to get my burned arm dressed. (Yep, I was so smart to open a hot radiator!) It is amazing how many sick people are here to see a doctor today. People of all sizes, ages and ethnicity – babies, teens, adults and the aged. All with different expressions, experiences, and emotions and needs.
It reminds me that the world is sick and broken. Cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, colds and asthma are but symptoms of our deeper brokenness. Then there are the strained and broken relationships, the sexual abuse, the painful addictions, not to mention the twisted priorities and hopelessness reflected on so many faces. They all speak to our need for healing and wholeness.
As I sit here observing and reflecting, I can’t help imagining Jesus as he interacted with the cultural elite of his day who felt they were superior. Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor–sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Think about it… we are all sick with “burned arms”!
Wow, Jesus has and is the cure to our dibilitating maladies. He calls us to acknowledge our brokenness, admit our sinfulness and need of a physician – The Great Physician. Then he invites us to answer his call and establish a permanent, doctor-patient relationship. Such a relationship will lead to wholeness and a meaningful life. In Jesus’ words, “a rich and satisfying life.” – John 10:10 (NLT

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