Healthy People don’t need a Doctor – sick people do.
I am all for health care. When someone begins a post with that comment, it might imply a distain for the health care system, or it simply implies I am all for health care.
I first begin with:
- I appreciate my medical doctor. Dr Tibby is the best.
- Daughter 2 is studying to work in the medical field.
- I have friends who work/volunteer/run the Bright Fire Department.
- I have a sister who taught most of her career (Ferris State U) in dental hygiene
- I appreciate our school athletic trainers
So, I not to excited about shots or giving blood through a needle… next to snakes I am not a huge fan. If a snake had a needle in its possession I would be long gone.
But the above line “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, sick people do.” Found in Luke 5:31 jumped out at me and I wasn’t working in that paragraph or section of the bible in preparing for some teaching coming up. I was drawn to it for a couple reasons:
- We all need coaches in our lives and support people who will guide and care for us.
- We all know someone who isn’t doing well
- We all have gifts and abilities (both time, talents and funds) to help people
But we also make excuses:
- Well I am not a coach… but seem to have no problem coaching from the sidelines or (the arm chair QB position).
- Well I am hurting and struggling myself. Often helping others will also help yourself.
- Well I am a busy person running kids around, working in my yard or at the office etc. But we share the same 24 hours in a day and can choose to help others in the midst of those things.
I will focus energy and time in investing in others this week. I might not have a medical degree or called to be a Doctor of Medicine, but I can be a doctor of hope, help or even encouragement. I can choose to (be smart about it) connect with those who need support without falling into the cycle they are in or even just simply pray for those who are hurting and in need of a doctor…
I hope and encourage and challenge you to take the challenge to seek out those who are in need. The very next verse says, “I have come to call not those who think they are righteous but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Jesus is showing us the need to reach out to those who have no clue of their need for support and in turn or need to be supporters.