By Meagan Davis
Call the Ambulance!
“Call 9-1-1! He’s not breathing! I think his heart may have stopped!”
The paramedics rushed onto the scene a few moments later. One feels the neck of the patient. No pulse. Immediately, he begins CPR while the others put the man on the stretcher and into the ambulance.
3 John 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” John is wishing this elder good physical health. He knew this elder was spiritually strong. How about you?
What if your physical health was a reflection of your spiritual health? Maybe your diagnosis would be just a common cold, a nuisance. This could be a small sin affecting your life, but it could get worse if you don’t take care of it. It could worsen to pneumonia. Or maybe you have cancer, a seemingly small sin that has begun but is rapidly spreading such as bitterness, immorality, or maybe even a lie. You need surgery to cut that tumor out of your body or perhaps chemotherapy that will take weeks or healing. You may need to cut that sin out of life, or it may be a longer healing process of restoring fellowship with God. Maybe you aren’t breathing, or you have an eating disorder. Your body is not getting the nutrients that it needs. You aren’t in God’s Word daily. You don’t spend time with Him in prayer. Or maybe your heart has stopped. There is no passion for God, no desire whatsoever to serve Him or love him.
So what is your diagnosis? Are you spiritually healthy? Or will those around you say, “We need the doctor! Call the ambulance!”