A Simple Plain Account – March 9th 

God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world – John 3:17

I went to see the doctor the other day.

I received a diagnosis. Following the diagnosis, I received a treatment plan where the doctor prescribed a new way to live in light of “the knowing through” a diagnosis offers.

This is a much different experience than standing before a judge; ready to receive sentencing.

In both situations, I could have easily done things that contributed to a bad situation for me or others.

But perhaps it’s better in situations of guilt and shame to remember that God sent a great physician to us all to offer a diagnosis and treatment plan rather than an aloof arbiter ready to exact stiff penalties for our brokenness.

God knows we need healing more than punishment.

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