Friday, January 27, 2012
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick"
This has been the worst month for me as far as sickness goes. I am typically pretty healthy other than an occasional cold, but this month I have been sick most of January it seems, a bad chest cold and a stomach virus and in between of tired, achy, and weak feeling. Not sure what the reason? I'm getting old? Different climate? I'm a wuss? I don't know, but I'm hoping next month is better.
I was thinking about all the sickness, even if our small church we'd had some sickness going around, we even had to cancel a wed. night service about a month ago due to several being sick. Seems many illnesses and viruses can be contagious and spread around. Your kids go to school and daycare and pass them around and then they come home, to church, to a restaurant or store and keep passing on the joy.
It's really how sin is. Sin is an illness and a sickness that spreads around and keeps many people sick. Some people are even terminal with it, it seems because they refuse to get help and go to the Healer/Great Physician. There is a cure to sin, but we've got to seek out the help.
Sin does make us sickly doesn't it? It's hard to recover sometimes from that secret sin or bad habitual sin or lifestyle that is causing us to sin. Sin has been compared to a cancer because it comes into our lives starts out small and slowly(or quickly) spreads throughout our lives until it destroys us and even kills us(both physically and spiritually).
If sin compares to the sickness I've had this month in a spiritual sense that isn't good. Because sin does weigh us down, wear us out, keep us sick, and makes it hard for us to recover and get healthy again. If we aren't careful and do not take care of ourselves or find ways to recover for our sin sickness then we are just going to stay sick.
Like we take antibiotics, medicines, and all sorts of remedies to feel better from physical sickness and ailments, we also need to seek out treatment for our sickly sin nature. Our medicine is not in a pill or a bottle, but our medicine is sought out through prayer(talking to the doctor) and through reading His word(prescription) and or through His Holy Spirit and the prayers and support of others.
Sometimes in order to get sin out of our lives when it's keepin us sick, we've got to make some drastic changes, maybe end some bad relationships, or change places we go or visit or hang out, or maybe it's more suttle and we just need to change our attitude and outlook,but either way, I can promise you there is only ONE cure for SIN and it's through Jesus Christ and only He can heal you from your sickly state.
Seek Him, go to Him, allow God to heal you and help you so that you are healthy and vibrate in your relationship with Him. Yes, we all will still get colds, the flu, and viruses on earth, but regardless of our physical nature, we can be healthy, vibrate, and thriving in our faith by overcoming our struggles with sin.
1 Peter 2:24(NIV)
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”