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Browse through our online catalog of resources including video, audio and books containing messages and sermons by Hermano Pablo and Carlos Rey.



 
 

Our yearly devotional booklet consists of English translations of some of our Spanish messages. The applications have been changed to be suitable for Christians, while our Spanish messages are targeted to non-Christians. Mondays through Saturdays you will find a daily message below. If you've missed a day, click the corresponding date on the calendar to the left to see the message for that day. If you would like to see the actual Spanish message that is being broadcast today, visit conciencia.net.


WHEN THE HEART FAILS
Lk. 6:46-49/Ro. 12:17/Col. 3:17

The operating room was well illuminated. Surgical instruments, neatly and properly displayed, lay gleaming on tables in readiness for heart surgery. A team of doctors entered and everyone took their places.

The surgeon, Juan Jose Prieto of Santiago, Chile began the surgical procedure on the patient. While explaining the operation process, he suddenly felt light-headed and dizzy. Then he felt a sharp pain in his heart that caused him to faint. The surgeon himself became the victim of a heart attack. Fortunately, he received immediate attention.

This incident serves to prove that a medical doctor can become ill and need the intervention of the medical community just as his patients do. Yet, the saying "Physician, heal yourself" is very old. The Lord Jesus Christ mentioned this when he was speaking in the synagogue in Nazareth.

Jesus was raised in Nazareth. From childhood, he was seen in the city and people thought he was pretending to be above them. The Nazarenes scoffed at Jesus because of their unbelief. When being ridiculed, Jesus said "Surely, you will quote this proverb to me: Physician, heal yourself! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum" (Luke 4:23).

Other appropriate applications to this saying would be a professor who counsels his students to do something, but he himself does the opposite; or a police officer who applies the letter of the law to one person but grants all the freedom possible to someone else. Another tragic example is the father who demands absolute morality and honesty of his child, while he is unfaithful to his wife. In these cases, the saying "Physician, heal yourself" fits.

When we demand or expect things of others, do we do them? As Christians, we can live a good, healthy, and correct life because Christ gives us the motivation and strength to obey His example. "Do as I say, not as I do" is never an appropriate defense for a Christian. May we rather say as Paul did, "Follow me as I follow Christ."


Radio Caravana is a secular radio station that broadcasts A MESSAGE TO THE CONSCIENCE in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Please pray for each audience as they hear, perhaps for the first time, the message of hope found in Jesus.

 
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