I am thankful for every doctor, nurse, and medical technician out there doing a good job. Without them, most of our families would not be as complete as they are. In past conversations and with recent dealings with people in the hospital and hearing of the amazing medical procedures and provisions that we now have, I was reminded of the little joke I heard years ago. God was sitting in heaven one day when a scientist said to Him, “God, we don’t need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing – in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning.”“Oh, is that so? Explain…” replies God. “Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man.” “Well, that’s very interesting… show Me.” So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man. “No, no, no…” interrupts God, “Get your own dirt.”
As advanced as we are, compared to God’s ability and provision, we cannot even make our own dirt. That is why, in seeing the greatness of God, we should always first put prayer and his Word on every situation we face and for every drug taken and every procedure performed. This should be engaged just as surely and as faithfully as we are faithful to go see the doctor and to take the meds he prescribes and receive the procedures he performs. It is up to us to go to the doctor’s office and lay our condition out to him, and receive his procedure and his prescription for meds, and follow his directions. We can go to God in full confidence and faith because God has already told us in his Word that he wishes above all things that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers (3 John 2). The provisions are already in place through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s not so much of a religious thing, it is just life. If we want to live, we receive cleansing from death-dealing sin by faith in the blood of Jesus. With that connection with God, we are in his office to receive all the promises of the Book. Then we just follow his instructions. Again, going to and receiving from God is just like going to see the doctor, laying your problem out to him, and following his instructions. Where man’s ability stops, God’s power starts. The same God that made man from dirt, certainly has the ability to fix what ails you. Get Doctor Jesus in on every bit of it and he will help you in every way you allow him to.