A Doctor’s Advice – Luke the Physician
“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12
Is it time to see the doctor? Have you been waiting for what seems to be an eternity? It’s time to get a doctor’s advice! Luke the Physician has a few words to say about success. Luke is known as “the beloved physician”
Luke pays special attention to prayer, he is also known as an Evangelist, and his heart was to heal the hurting.
To be successful in life we have to care for others. We need to pray and work to comfort and heal any area in the world that needs special attention. This is what a physician does. While many Christians have a variety of gifts and abilities this particular gift of compassion carries with it the greatest success. As we are healing the hearts of the sick and hurting, our life is renewed.
Luke’s key to success is in his heart. Our success depends on our heart condition also. In Luke chapter 10 we get a good look into a story that Luke finds important because he cares for people, as a good Physician is noted for. Let’s look as Luke tells the story that Jesus told, Luke 10:30-35:
“And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest by the way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And Likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.”
We see here that this is an important story and very relevant in our times, because this is happening now. All around the world there are people falling amongst thieves, spiritually the thief is Satan, but also physically and literally we hear and see these events in our time. Compassion for mankind is at the core of this story. As a successful leader we must have compassion for others. That’s what a Physician does and this is not restricted to them only.
“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ---Plato
We are all skilled physicians, each of us having our individual gifts of healing. Each one is activated by compassion.
Luke is known for many things, but compassion must be considered as his greatest gift.
So now you are waiting and perhaps your heart is heavy and even sick.
Healing others is our success
Healing yourself is connected to healing with others. – Yoko Ono
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. – Hippocrates
Our heart gets sick when we wait too long focusing on us!
While we wait, seek to heal others who are hurting.