Go Forth by Charles C. Weddle, Jr., Ph.D., M.D.

As a physician, I have had the opportunity to witness a great deal of physical suffering and healing. Physical illnesses and diseases range from a simple cold to life threatening cancers. In addition, I have been involved in caring for countless people in the operating room who have undergone the simplest to the most complex surgical procedures. What most all of them have in common is a desire to survive and be healthy. Unfortunately, some will not receive their wish.

I must say that the majority of those who face the most difficult threats to their health depend on the medical establishment for resolution of their problems. Those who practice medicine are but a part of the team necessary for return to a normal or near normal life. From my experiences, those who are able to place their fate in God’s hands; to have a positive attitude; and to be surrounded by supportive health care specialists, family, friends, and their churches; are the ones who usually have the best outcomes.

When God is not in our lives, the impossible is impossible. God has demonstrated His healing powers to me which are far beyond those of mankind. So during this Easter Season, remember that there are people who are hurting physically, mentally, and or spiritually. Be compassionate and supportive of those in need. After all, we are God’s earthly hands and feet, and often He works through us to assist the needy. So, be ready to go forth when called.

Then Jesus said to his disciples,“I assure you that it will be very hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven.In fact, it’s easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter God’s kingdom.” When his disciples heard this, they were stunned. “Then who can be saved?” they asked. Jesus looked at them carefully and said,“It’s impossible for human beings. But all things are possible for God.” Then Peter replied, “Look, we’ve left everything and followed you. What will we have?” Jesus said to them,“I assure you who have followed me that, when everything is made new, when the Human One[f]sits on his magnificent throne, you also will sit on twelve thrones overseeing the twelve tribes of Israel.And all who have left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children, or farms because of my name will receive one hundred times more and will inherit eternal life.But many who are first will be last. And many who are last will be first.” (Matthew 19:23-28 CEB)

Reflection Question:
What seems impossible for you? Where is God in the mist of that situation or experience?

Great Power,
There are things that seem impossible to me. Help me to see the possibilities.
In Your Holy Name, Amen

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