One of the things that intrigues me about trees their beauty. I love to see the different hues, pressed up against each other, closely interconnected. Specifically in the spring and fall, you can see the changing of the colors, moving in and out of seasons.
So it got me thinkin’–are all trees healthy? Because, you can look through a congregation on Sunday morning and think to yourself wow, everyone else has it all together. Or you can sift through the PTA meeting and think every other mother is way better than yourself. Or more specifically you can look in the mirror and convince yourself you’re “ok”. People have the ability to fool you, so do trees.
Trees can be “sick” and you would never know. You could think their moss or green algae is just a part of being a tree. Convince yourself that all trees lose leaves. The only people who can really tell are those educated in trees or arborists.
So much like us, don’t you think? You can do a good job fooling all of those around you that you are ok, but really, your spirit is sick, your heart is broken, the very foundation you are built on is shifting and falling apart. But there is hope. Just like calling in an expert when your tree is dying, you can call on the greatest Healer when you are dying. His name is Jesus.
Whether you have committed your life to Christ or have no idea exactly who this Jesus is, he’s the only one there to help you, no matter what the situation.
Addiction; marital problems; behavior problems with your kids; financial issues; hurt by a parent; hurt by God; lose your wife; losing your life; lost your faith
All of these things are like poison in a healthy spirit, infecting every part of your soul, pulling you further into your sickness and further away from God. But why would God care about the details of your life? Why would this great big God want a relationship with someone so filled with sickness.
“On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus’ healing power is not for people who don’t need healing, it’s for you.
Do you need it?