The world is desperate for healers. Not the kinds of people who wave their arms around a stranger’s cancer-ridden body and shout prayers for a miracle, pointing to you on the other side of the television screen. Those kinds of healers are scary.
The world is desperate for healers of a different kind. For the kinds of people who welcome our fragile bodies into their waiting rooms, closely examine our physical weaknesses and listen to our nervous-to-utter questions.
For the kinds of people who make us feel at ease when we are sick and when our people are sick. They ask thoughtful questions. They are thorough when they offer suggestions and prescriptions.
If you have a good physician in your corner, you know what I mean.
Your good physician most likely resembles Luke of Antioch, the author of the third gospel in the New Testament. In the introduction to Luke, my ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible points out that Luke was widely known as “the beloved physician” (Col. 4:14). He was known for his medical expertise, but what made him beloved was: [Read more…] about #1 of 5 People We Need in Our Corner – A Good Physician