Call the Doctor!
And it happened that as He was reclining at the table in the house, behold many tax-gatherers and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, ‘Why is your Teacher eating with tax-gatherers and sinners?’ But when He heard this, He said, ‘It is not those who are healthy that need a physician, but those who are sick.’ Matthew 9:10-12
My mother was never one who loved to bake, especially cakes. But one day one of her friends said to her, ‘Jeanine, I have something for you called “The Never Fail Cake Icing Recipe” which is sure to be a success.’ Well, one Saturday afternoon in 1976, mom poured the recipe onto a chocolate cake which she had placed on one of those vintage cake pedestals, but most of the icing proceeded to immediately run off the top of the cake and onto the kitchen table below, to the point that mother had to chisel it off! Immediately she put a cake cover over the poor little cake and placed it on the kitchen stove. Then she walked into the den to watch the Yankees play ball!
Well, as one would have it, in the meantime, a dear nervous neighbor one street over, thought she saw smoke coming out of our front windows and called the fire chief who was a friend of my parents. I was in the back of the house studying for a test I was to take at the Jr. College I was attending, when all-of-the sudden I heard two fire trucks pulling in the front yard. Mom and I came to the door and let the fire chief and a couple of firemen into the house to only discover there was no fire! As they were leaving, mom felt so bad they had come for nothing that she said to Guy Campbell the Fire Chief, “Guy, would you and your men like a piece of cake?” And he said, “We sure would!” But when she slid the cover off, Guy said, “Jeanine, Skeeter (my dad) doesn’t need a fire department, he needs a doctor!”
Do you need the Great Physician? Jesus came to seek the sick and the lost? If you haven’t already, would you trust Him today to cure you of your Sin disease by His precious blood, and make you right with the Father now and forever? Jesus loves you! (See I John 4:14-15). Pastor Louie