A SECOND OPINION

A SECOND OPINION
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

My visit to the Doctor is for a second opinion.
A diagnosis has already been made.
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He enters the room with a charge of professionalism and easy command.
 I like him on the spot.
I'm addressed with gentle and kind undertones.
The Physician is skilled with unusually good bedside manner and I derive a comfort from his calm.
 He is wise, seasoned, and full of experience.
He thumbs through my medical notes and flips through old charts.
After what seems like a very long time he finally asserts,
"I'm sorry, Darrelyn, I'm unable to locate the notes on your diagnosis. I'd like to know what Doctor attended you. Do you remember?"
Body tenses, eyes well up with tears, voice is trembling,
"Yes, Doctor, I do remember and I know that my diagnosis reveals that I'm a very sick woman. My symptoms have been "Googled" and others have confirmed that I need to begin a course of heavy drugs and treatment immediately.
Confirmation, of course, is needed for a prescription so I came to see you.
Can you kindly fill one out for me so I can comfortably live out my last days?"
The wise Doctor lays the charts down,
Looks me in the eye and says,
"Thank you for diagnosing yourself and for getting input from Google followers. I'll make out a prescription and we'll begin treatment right away.
No second opinion is needed.
Enjoy your last days with family and friends.
I'll try to make you as comfortable as possible."
Hmmm ...
Do you hear how ludicrous and impossibly crazy and insane this sounds?
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Do you ever wonder what Christ, the great Physician, hears from our mortal tongues?
Do you think that He must laugh at the preposterous suggestions and diagnosis that we are presented with when we attempt to self-diagnose and treat ourselves ... and we look to others for an accurate treatment plan?
Do you not see the absurdity of the human condition and human attempt to discern and create a treatment plan apart from Him?
Do you think God gives a rip what Google followers and the good Google Doctor might have to say?
Glory Hallelujah and for goodness sakes, No!
Man's attempts to assign himself as the chief and primary Physician are vain and insane.
Comfort derived from him is faulty, fickle, and flawed.
Ascribe to a man your internal condition and symptoms, and you will find yourself adrift, afraid, and alone. Man does NOT wield the power to determine your internal state, diagnosis, or treatment plan.
This belongs to God alone.
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There is a supreme reason that the Chief Physician repeatedly tells us to look to Him for our healing and deliverance:
He alone has provided the blood necessary for an internal transfusion of truth and grace to grant internal "whole" healing to our being. He alone assigns Himself as the one and only Chief Physician for all internal ills and ailments.
Woe to the man who looks to man for true diagnosis and healing.
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Do not attempt to look to man for what only God can provide.

Assign yourself to His wisdom, direction, comfort, and guidance and you will find yourself renewed, recharged, and restored to a healthy and vibrant condition.
Open up His word and be blessed by the open and sure diagnosis He has given you.
The cross is man's remedy and His blood is your healing.
The End.
Cling to Him,
Remain in Him ...
And be healed by Him.
This is what Easter is all about.
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Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many; and in horsemen because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord.
... Now the Egyptians are men and not God; and their horses flesh and not Spirit. When the Lord shall stretch out His hand, both he that helpeth shall fall and he that is helped shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
Isaiah 31:1&3

and
Jeremiah 17:5-8; James 4:14; Isaiah 26:3-4