“Do you wish to get well?” (John 5:6).
A latent fear for many is going to the doctor. It seems the visit to our healthcare provider is never as simple as receiving treatment for the discomforting symptoms that prompted our visit. The examination is always more extensive, comprehensive, and invasive than would have been desired. A good doctor, however, is concerned not only with a patient’s current illness but their overall wellness. What is true of a good physician is nonetheless true of the Great Physician. While the desire for relief and rescue might cause you to turn to him in the painful moments of your life, doing so brings far greater implications. His concern is not only for the pain of the moment but the holistic wellness of our lives.