Have you ever been to a cardiologist? I haven’t personally; however, several of my family members see one on an annual basis. When they go in for their annual checkup, he checks to make certain their heart is functioning as it was designed.
A cardiologist has a fascinating job. They are to care for their patients’ hearts. If there is a blockage, they try to flush it out and if that is not possible, then they will do corrective surgery to reroute the flow patterns of the heart to bypass the blockage. If the heart is out of rhythm, they may have to shock it back into rhythm. If the heart is totally damaged beyond repair, they may have to do a heart transplant, if a heart is available.
God has been referred to as the Great Physician. I think that phrase must have started in reference to Jesus’ statement “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” in reference to Jesus dining with sinners at the table at Matthew’s house [Matthew 9:12, Mark 2:17, and Luke 5:31].
Many times, I think of our Lord as being the Great Cardiologist. Think about it. When our life is filled with junk blocking us from a right relationship with Him, He will flush it out of our lives and clean our lives [Psalm 51:10, Psalm 103:12]. There are many times the Lord allows us to experience a shock to get our lives back in alignment with Him, into His rhythm [Jonah 1:7, Acts 9:3-8]. We are unable to live the life He has called us to in our own strength. We must rely fully on Him to give us His heart to fulfill the call He has put on our lives [John 3:16, John 5:15, and 2 Corinthians 5:17].
A person with heart damage may walk around for years and years without realizing their need for a cardiologist. Once they are aware of the need, they must act on it. You will never find a cardiologist knocking on your door telling you he is there to help you. He waits for you to come to him.
Jesus does stand at the door and knock [Revelation 3:20]; however, you must still take action. You have to open the door and invite Him in. You have to give Him the freedom to work in your heart. He won’t force His way. His desire is similar to a cardiologist. He wants to save your life. A cardiologist can possibly save you for a season, but only Jesus can save you for all eternity. What are you waiting for? You appointment time is now. Will you put yourself in the Doctor’s care?