I am not Jewish but I worship a Jewish carpenter.Â I was reading about King David recently and was reminded of the contrast between David, a “man of war” and Solomon his son. Although David was a warrior, as I feel that I am, he was also a “man after God’s own heart”–as I want to be.
David had a great desire to build God a temple but the Lord told him that this instead would be a job for his son Solomon. Well enough. Who was David to argue with God? But who could argue that David was not the greatest King in all Israel? He may have been a warrior but he loved God, admitted his great sins, and loved God’s people. They in turn, loved him.
This reminds me that I need to stay focused on caring for people (those patients thatÂ God sends to me for care) in the midst of my call to be a warrior against socialized medicine and it’s destruction of a once endearing profession.
I encourage each of you to care for your “patients” Â too. Spend time hearing their stories. Spend time caringÂ forÂ not only their physical needs, but also assuaging their anxieties and encouraging them in theirÂ spiritual walk upon this earth. He have been put here together for a purpose.