The most impressive by far is the CT scan.
A few seconds in this machine gives the doctors a detailed view of what is inside you, what’s working, and what’s not.
It’s quite a machine…and I hate it.
You see, it doesn’t just show them what they were looking for to begin with, it shows them everything.
You go in thinking you had one problem and you come out ready to buy burial insurance.
This problem is enhanced by the fact that they send you a report that is the same one the doctor got…and you interpret it without the aid of a physician who could tell you that all the findings aren’t fatal.
It’s hard to keep in mind that the test is meant to help you get well.
After reading the report, you may think you’ll never be well again.
This, of course, brings me to God.
Before the CT scan, there was the Holy Spirit.
Without the help of a machine (or a massive bill), the Holy Spirit scans the soul looking for what ails you…and Him.
Like the machine, He sees everything.
You think you had one (small) problem and it turns out that you’re in far worse shape than you thought.
To make matters worse, God often uses the delivery of a physical CT scan to get your attention for his soul scan.
This…is a very effective technique.
In both cases, the results cannot be ignored if there is to be life.
While both the earthly and spiritual tests results may call for surgery, as with most medical procedures, the difference is in the doctor.
My earthly doctors will remove what ails me and hope for the best.
The Great Physician will not only remove what is sick, but guarantee the prognosis.
Life, and that eternal.
There may be pain involved, but the promise stands.
Submit to the surgeries…you’ll be back on your feet in no time.
Make your own application…