Our Great Physician – A Poem

On my way home from an appointment with my doctor during which I told her how much better I am feeling since I quit eating dairy, I thought about how Jesus is our Great Physician. I decided to write my Thankful Thursday poem about this.

As I pondered exactly what to write, I thought about the ways in which Jesus provides healing, both physical and spiritual.

Our Great Physician

Illness comes to everyone –
pain, fever, fatigue, and tears
Chronic or acute, it’s such a trial –
these clay pots we inhabit
are so incredibly fragile
even in the hands of the Potter

But our Great Physician
provides strength, comfort –
Sometimes He brings doctors,
nurses, and medication –
Wisdom and talents used
to do His will, to heal, to mend

Sometimes all it takes
is to touch the hem of His robe –
Like the woman who bled
for twelve long years, outcast
one moment, then healed
completely and wholly

The greatest good –
spiritual health and salvation
for the least of us, for all –
each clay pot used to help others
as grace leaks out of cracks –
Cracks that never seem to heal

Sometimes what the Physician
has in store is our ultimate healing –
A new body, new life eternal
in a place of no more pain,
no tears, energy galore –
as death brings everyone home

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


6 Responses

  1. I loved “as grace leaks out of cracks”! And that those cracks don’t heal. So wonderful, beautiful Linda! So thankful for the grace you let leak out of you here and for His grace that covers and heals us! Yay to you feeling better!!! Praising Jesus now.
    love and prayers!

  2. Hi Linda! Great poem, great message–and I’m so glad that our prayers are being answered, in that you are feeling better. Will continue same–May HE bless you abundantly today, and always.

    • Caddo, Yes, praise be to God that I am feeling better than I’ve felt in years! Who knew a milk allergy could cause so many problems for so many years. 🙁 But a little wisdom goes a long way. Peace, Linda

  3. “The greatest good-
    spiritual health and salvation
    for the least of us, for all-
    each clay pot used to help others
    as grace leaks out of cracks-
    Cracks that never seem to heal”
    I have been reading over and over 2Cor. 4:12 “so then death worketh in us, but life in you.” To me you are decribing this very point. Thank you for this beautiful poem.

    • Richard, That is a great verse! Thanks for adding it to the mix. 🙂 I probably should have quoted 2 Corinthians 4 in the post – it was definitely in the back of my mind. Peace, Linda

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