It began with a 3 year-old, a toy ambulance, and Iron Man. I was helping my wife in the nursery at church one Sunday when the ‘future MD’ asked me to be his patient.
As I sprawled out on the nursery floor, the child used his Iron Man figurine to perform a “total body scan” on me. When he and Iron Man were finished I asked for him to give it to me straight. With all the genuine concern he could muster, little Dr. Parsons gave me the grim diagnosis, “You’re broken.” I looked him in the eye and said, “Oh no, what part of me is broken, Doc?” Without missing a beat, he said, “Your heart; but don’t worry, Iron Man and me will fix you right up!”
You know, if he hadn’t been so accurate with his diagnosis I might have laughed out loud. Just an innocent toddler with his superhero figurine playing in the church nursery… But, his diagnosis was a universal one that fit me – and the rest of humanity. Each of us is broken in ways too numerous to list; and the sin that resides in our hearts is the underlying culprit.
It does take someone with super powers to fix us right up; but not even Iron Man can heal wounds of the heart. Only the Son of Man can cover that need.
As the Great Physician, the Father has prescribed a relationship with Christ to heal your heart problem. Have you filled that script? If so, are you pointing others who are broken to the God who heals? –Dave
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” (Psalm 103:2-3)
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