‘Cut your coat according to your cloth!’ Our NHS hospitals are struggling profoundly with the challenge: what is left to trim or improve?
Increasing longevity and the growing number of treatable illnesses have contributed to the pressure. The relentless focus on financial, management and practical efficiency keep the issue of survival in our minds.
The Bible tells us that humanity has a similar problem: we all possess flawed natures, capable of both good and evil but incapable of curing ourselves. God, fortunately, is passionate about our spiritual health ie that we live in fulfilling relationship with him. Regrettably our sin prevents this and our Heavenly CEO must deal with both sin and sinner. The good news is that God has done this in his Son, Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross, and so we can say “sorry!”, ask for forgiveness and that he will live within us as promised.
Personal riches and resources? The Bible tells us, ‘you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich’(2 Cor. 8:9). May we know God’s riches in Jesus Christ.
Rev Nic Hasnip
Long Sutton Baptist Church