February 10

Bible Reading: “Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.” (Psalm 91:3)

We certainly live in a health-crazed society today. We constantly hear about low-fat diets, lowering cholesterol, daily exercise and vitamin supplements. While there is nothing wrong with taking care of ourselves, there is something wrong with leaving God out of our healthcare equation. To hear most people talk today, cholesterol has more to do with our life expectancy than Christ does.

Do we really believe, as the Psalmist did, that God can protect us from the “noisome pestilence”? Or are we, like the world, relying more on a swine flu shot? Vaccinations are fine, as far as they go, but divine inoculations are far better. The man who has received a divine immunization is invulnerable to all viruses.

When you feel a pang of physical discomfort, what’s normally your first inclination? Do you pick up the phone and call for an appointment with your family physician or do you consult the Great Physician in your prayer closet? Remember, only one of them can guarantee deliverance “from the noisome pestilence.”

“God does the cure and the physician takes the fee for it.” (Benjamin Franklin)