Slip Away
by PamFord Davis

Many physicians are on call 24-7.

They never know when they might be called upon to give urgent care to the sick or dying. Frequently today’s obstetricians set up delivery dates for babies far in advance. That was not the case when our children were born. My doctors met me at the hospital after I had gone into hard labor. Understanding the demands on physicians, I understand why they sometimes slip away to a quiet place for solitude.

The Great Physician slipped away to pray.

“While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ And immediately the leprosy left him.  And He ordered him to tell no one, ‘But go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.’  But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray (Luke 5:12-16 NASB).”

Let ‘us’ pray…

Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

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