Nobody plans to go to the Emergency Room. We generally don't like to have to make appointments even for routine visits to the doctor. But nobody wants to go the Emergency Room. Early this morning, when I got up for a visit to the bathroom, my eyes weren't completely open and I walked into a wall where I thought there should be a hallway. My bony brow absorbed the blow as if it had been struck by a boxer. It cut open and I was left with no choice but to go to the Emergency Room! There I was handled with great courtesy and professionalism. I realized that there are medical folks who staff the Emergency Room at all times to handle even clumsy people like me who have bumps in the night. I got stitched together and left with gratitude that there is a place that is always available for those unplanned Emergencies that happen at some point to many of us.
There is another Emergency Room that is always staffed. It is a spiritual E.R. and just as we don't plan, or expect, physical emergencies...so we don't plan the spiritual ones either. When we have a crisis of a fractured relationship, or we have stumbled over a loved one's feelings, or we are overwhelmed with grief, or any of countless crises that may cross our path (or be caused by our own night time clumsiness) the Lord is available. You won't have to take time at the front desk with registration and the copay is already covered. The Great Physician is on the floor and He will diagnose the issue and prescribe the treatment. Better than that, He'll accompany you out the door and remain with you to help ensure the healing is complete. Jesus is the Emergency Specialist!
Hebrews 2:16 We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham. Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters.