The medical practice sure has changed through the years. Doctors used to show loads of love and compassion, spend plenty of time with their patients, both ask questions and listen, give wisdom and counsel, know their patients personally and show the utmost care, and on it went. I went to a new doctor who grilled me with a long list of questions, gave me a few brief minutes to listen to my concerns, squeezed in an incredibly quick exam, didn’t even look at what I mostly came in to seek help for as she had no plans to give it, gave me a list of other doctors I could go to for the help I needed, and said a quick goodbye.
No interest in me, no interest in my life, saw me as nothing more than another patient who handed the insurance card to the front desk receptionist. Oh, she did smile, though. She was nice. Professional. But I was nothing more than another body who came through her doors to quickly be disposed of. Friend, God is NOT like this.
We are living in such a hurried, harried world in which love, care, and compassion have virtually gone out the window altogether, in which the way humans treat humans is more and more appalling and more and more lacks kindness and generosity, and in which intimacy and relationship are often displaced by materialism, consumerism, and a more and more me-centered, sin-ridden world. God is NOT like this.
There is nothing more beautiful, wonderful, lovely, and fulfilling than a personal, intimate forever relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord doesn’t rush us in and out the door. He doesn’t grill us with a list of questions, take our insurance card, and say a quick and cold goodbye. We who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord have access to the Lord 24-7 – forever! And the Lord longs for us to sit at His feet and commune with Him and learn from Him and of Him and to live for Him and be in His forever almighty precious priceless glorious presence. Whether we are hurting and in need of healing, or whether we simply desire to spend time with Him, there God is. Ready. Waiting. Available. Caring. Compassionate. Loving. Merciful. Generous. Not rushing us in and out the door.
Come into the shelter of the Lord, my friend, and rest and rejoice in His sweet blessed presence. Enjoy His love, experience His lordship and friendship, and bask in and take pleasure in relationship with Him now and forever and ever, AMEN!
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”” Psalm 91:1-2