Spiritual Truths from Contemporary Life to Build You Up
I was thinking…
A storied hero of my youth died at nearly 100 years of age. Dr. Michael Debakey—the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, pioneered medical techniques that possibly earned him “the greatest surgeon ever” title. His legacy comes from 60,000 operations, award winning research, and even establishing an entire hospital system!
A most interesting turn in his life added to his legendary status. At 97, he submitted to heart surgery—his own expertise—to other specialists so they could repair a torn aorta in his heart by using one of his own innovations! His life was preserved. His own heart cure, cured his heart. Soon recovering he returned to active medical work.1 Wow!
Only one other storyline runs deeper than that. Our spiritually defective hearts brought on God’s curse of human sin with the resulting punishment of death. And yet God submits to his own curse by sending his one and only Son to become a human being. This unique Son of God undergoes the curse of our death and raises himself from the dead, so we can be cured from God’s very own curse. God takes on His own curse, so we can be cured, in instant recovery for ever.