People with PD need a Saviour (a Great Physician) ! We are broken and cannot fix ourselves. We have tried diet, excercise, positive thinking, physical therapy, medicine and surgery, but we still have this affliction. And it progresses. This is also our spiritual condition. We are sinners. Even if we figure our sins are minimal and we are not as bad as some others - the truth remains: We are sinners. Even if we lived a sinless life from our first moment of birth we would still be sinners in need of a Saviour. Why? Because every human being has a sin nature that we are born with. We are tainted from the beginning. It is just as impossible to get rid of sin and it's effects, as it would be to heal myself of PD. We are utterly powerless.
As Believers, we have allowed Jesus Christ to pay for all our sin and then to cleanse us from every particle of it in our lives.
I have had a transforming and life-giving surgery that has gotten rid of many symptoms of this disease. This was arranged by God. I have been "saved". Spiritually speaking Jesus Christ has come as the Great Physician into my life and saved me from certain spiritual death. Some people (many in fact) refuse this wonderful gift, (spiritually speaking) and stubbornly continue to refuse help as they weaken and lose their abilities. That would be like me telling the neuro-surgeon: thanks for your offer of a better life, but frankly I'm going to decline your offer to help me - to make life wonderful. I'd rather die.
As Believers, we have accepted the Saviour's beautiful gift. We could not have earned what it took to pay for all the sin in our lives, but He opened the Book of Accounts, and marked in the space beside my name - PAID IN FULL
PAID BY THE SAVIOUR
Thank You, heavenly Father, for Your priceless gift!