TITLE: I Don’t Get It
DATE: June 17, 2019
TEXT: John 3:17 ff - ESV - For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
I detest the three words “I don’t know,” Those words leave me feeling helpless and ignorant.
Now, to be fair, Dr. Husel has just been charged with those crimes. He has told the court that he is “not guilty”, and he hasn’t had a trial yet. For that reason we can’t state for sure that he gave fatal doses of painkillers to end some of his patient’s lives.
That being said, there are still people who are trying to figure out why this happened.
Some have wondered, “It is possible those people were dying or in unending pain, and he had mercy on them.” ANSWER: No, that’s not the case. A number of the deceased might have improved with the right medication.
Some have thought he is just a bad doctor and over-prescribed medicine by accident. Those kinds of accidents do happen But not 25 times. If a Physician makes a fatal mistake he is not likely to repeat that error again and again.
The more I think of the case the more confused I become. No matter how I look at the facts which have been shared in this case, there is nothing which makes sense. Why would a man who had pledged his life to saving lives do the exact opposite?
I don’t know.
Of course that confusion is as nothing compared to the conundrum in which I find myself when I try to understand why the Lord Jesus Christ would invest His life in saving those who hated Him, despised Him, lied about Him and repeatedly did their best to murder Him.
I can’t conceive of a love so great that it would motivate the Heavenly Father to do anything other than allow us to suffer and die for our disobedience After all, it is not as if the punishment for sin was a surprise.
he Lord had been upfront when He told us to stay away from the forbidden fruit. He had been totally honest when He explained what would happen if we were to disobey. Indeed, the only thing He didn’t explain was how He would reach out to the disobedient and invest His Son’s life reclaiming the condemned souls of the disobedient.
I don’t understand why God would do this, but thankfully I don’t have to understand. All I need do is believe. And that I will gladly do
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, Your love and grace is beyond human comprehension. But that doesn't mean it is beyond our appreciation. Grant us hearts which are thankful for the Savior and our salvation In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The devotion for today was inspired by various recent news articles. For further reading you may wish to go to this sitehttp://time.com/5601464/ohio-doctor-charged-murder-painkiller-overdoses/ : and the article written by Kantele Franko on Jube 5 for Time,:
The music which introduces and concludes our devotions was written by Guy Baumann. He along with three of his brothers perform on the album: The Baumann Brothers which may be ordered here: http://thebaumannbrothers.com/index.html