|THE REPULSIVE DISEASE
THE REPULSIVE DISEASE James C. Guy
A man is feeling very ill after returning from the Bahamas where he has been drinking and partying with several women. He goes to see his doctor, and is immediately rushed to the hospital to undergo tests. The man wakes up after the tests in a private room at the hospital, and the phone by his bed rings.
"This is your doctor. We've had the results back from your tests and we've found you have an extremely nasty STD called G.A.S.H. It's a combination of Gonorrhea, AIDS, Syphilis, and Herpes!"
"Oh no!" cried the man, "What are you going to do, doctor?"
"Well we're going to put you on a diet of pizzas, pancakes, and pita bread."
"Will that cure me???" asked the man.
The doctor replied, "Well no, but... it's the only food we can get under the door."
(illustration edited; author unknown)
If only people viewed sin so repulsively. After all, it is the GREATEST most DEADLY, and most CONTAGIOUS disease known to man. In the illustration above, the doctor (a healer / helper) did not want to come near the diseased man for fear of catching something. And, it was the man's reckless behavior that resulting in his illness in the first place. Yet, our "Great Physician" not only came near us, but became man like us for the very PURPOSE of "catching" the disease of sin that He might take it away from us through His forgiving blood. Sin is repulsive to God, but we are loved. Sin should also be as repulsive to us, especially our own, as we love our God who died for us. Strive to stay away from sin, live your life for God, and be thankful that we have a Savior like Jesus!
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.''
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
*Copyright (January, 2002); James C. Guy – all rights reserved.
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