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In the Hospital of Grace

 Juhani Pitkäkari


I had opportunity to interview the medical director JC of Grace Hospital, and talk with him about diseases troubling the body of Christ. The greatest concern for him seemed to be the chronical disease called "petsin". He grieved the fact, that there is a cure even for this disease, but people don't want to give up their stucked habits. Essential conception in this disease is the dependency on the enjoyment to passing pleasures of sin. After that follows, depending the individual case, different types feelings of guilt. Those people, who don't have feelings of guilt anymore, have passed to the lethal phase of their disease, namely to unrepentance. If uncured, this disease definitely leads to death:"But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death." (James 1:14,15)

Unfortunately, people don't take this disease seriously, though it paralyses the body of Christ (in Grace Hospital they do, of course). Many quacks, who haven't bothered to come to the lessons given by professor Jesus in the Grace University, heal the wounds and diseases on too light grounds:"They have also healed the hurt of my people slightly, saying,'Peace,peace!' when there is no peace." (Jer.6:14) They are keeping busy on secondary things, like healing physical diseases and wounds. Even in this case, many are going over their own level of qualification, promising great signs and wonders. Big talk is cheap and easy. Medical director JC has great concern of those many patients who, because of wrong diagnosis and treatment, are lacking a proper cure:"It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire." (Mt.18:8) These quacks leave the preaching of the Gospel to a secondary position, thou! gh just this is the right medicine for healing the real wound. Where is this real wound located? The Medical Manual gives us answer even to this question:"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?" (Jer.17:9)

In Grace Hospital they concentrate on this essentiality, that means, diagnosing and healing the state of yhe heart. Of course, they can't do it without patients' permission and their cooperative will. At the reception desk, they always ask the same question:"What you want me to do for you?" (Mt.20:32) This is simple,but so profound, diagnosing question:"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of he heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." (Hebr.4:12,13)

If a patient accepts this treatment, there is an effective medicine available immediately:"and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." (1. John 1:7) Unfortunately this disease can easily recur if patient don't take the medicine regularly through the rest of his life. The professional of the medical sector call this repentance. Because of that high risk of recurrency patients must watch their own state:"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Mt.26:41) The prognosis is exellent for those who accept this treatment, despite the kind of world we live in, full of viruses and bacteria of sin. Millions have received this treatment and are living their lives full of peace in the midst of this stormy world. Therefore, the medical director JC said these words to us all:"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of wittnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so! easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith." (Hebr.12:1,2)

With healing greetings
J. P.

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