Asa’s Feet

In his old age, however, his feet became diseased. 1 Kings 15:23

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians. 2 Chronicles 16:12

Did you ever imagine that you’d find so much detail about a king in Judah? Severely diseased feet. In both places in the Old Testament, the authors pointed out Asa’s feet. Only the 2 Chronicles passage expounds upon the significance: Asa only sought doctors for help.

Doctors need our prayers. Most do their best but they are continually hounded by threats of frivolous and expensive lawsuits. Pray that when you receive care, it’s the best possible care. Pray that the doctors will use every resource at their disposal to help you. Know, though, that our healing comes from the Lord, but it often shows up via a doctor’s care. Why God chooses to use people like you and me (and doctors) baffles me.

And yet, that’s part of the great mystery of our God.

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