Earlier this year, I caught a nasty virus, the kind that plays havoc with your digestive system.
Of course, we were out of town when it hit. During our granddaughter’s dance competition, we sat in the balcony watching so many beautiful dancers. While waiting for her solos, it hit hard.
The closest bathroom was upstairs. I had to run up two flights of stairs! Unfortunately, it hit every ten minutes for a couple of hours. I made many hurried flights up those stairs. Luckily, no one else was around, so I had some privacy.
Clearly, my body was trying to get rid of whatever was causing all these problems. Later, at the doctor’s office, I learned that norovirus was the culprit. After some pain pills, bowls of steaming hot soup, and a week of rest, I felt 100% again.
If only it were that simple with the soul. If only we could vomit out all the nasty thoughts and evil desires. If only that would happen without us even having to think about it.
Impure thoughts in? What if the soul would just automatically spit them out?
That would be easy, wouldn’t it?
Unfortunately, we can carry impure thoughts and evil intentions within us that poison our souls and harm those around us.
Unlike a virus, they don’t automatically purge themselves from our souls.
But God, in His infinite wisdom, shows us how to purify our souls.
Prayer and self-reflection begin the process.
Asking God to forgive us cleanses our soul.
Opening the bible and reading God’s word continues the healing.
Just as our bodies get rid of the viruses and germs that cause illness, so our souls have ways of cleansing our sin and spiritual disease. God, our great physician, provides ways for us to draw closer to Him.
Thank you, healing God, for recognizing our sin and spiritual disease. Thank You for providing healing for our spiritual ailments.