The concept heavy on my mind this morning is 'Triage.' That is when a priority is given to the kind or severity of injury.
"But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Luke 5:30-32
Does a person need immediate lifesaving surgery and a stay in the hospital or can someone simply be treated on the spot and sent home? Jesus knows... He is the great physician.
What do I come to Him for?
"Peter said to Him, 'You shall never wash my feet!' Jesus answered him, 'If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.' Simon Peter said to Him, 'Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!' Jesus said to him, 'He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.' For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, 'You are not all clean.' " John 13:8-11
I don't need the lifesaving surgery of eternal salvation again and again. We only need that once. But we do need continual care that we can not minister to ourselves. If we don't go to Him even our small wounds will fester.
We need the antibiotics of grace and mercy. They are preventive and well as treatment oriented cures.
Sometime peoples internal injuries are hidden. We seek to treat the outward when really they are dying inside. The word of grace can cut and divide into the deepest places. No infection can withstand it's power. Mercy is a healing balm. The humor and lightness that comes from a forgiven heart is also health to the bones.
There is a healer that walks in our midst. Let us go to Him and cry to Him. Let us rip up the roof to lower people down to Him. His hands heal and Him arms will embrace the best and the worst of us.