The deepest mystery of the universe stepped into time. He called himself a Doctor, and healing flowed from his touch. Though alien from the high heavens, this bright star traveled to planet Earth. His vessel disguised as a wooden box, otherwise a feeding trough, contained in its tiny place more than time-space revealed to the eye. Frequently grabbing companions for his worthy quests, this Doctor seemed determined to save humanity. The non-human invaders who sought to take over the human form, the darkness that greedily swallowed the life-giving light, stood no match against the Doctor. And no matter what fate pursues the universe, though sun, moon, and stars collapse, he offers us salvation through immortality. He’s seen your future, your appointments in time, the choices you hold in the recesses of your heart.
So WHO is this Doctor?
From Heaven’s throne to our dirt roads comes Jesus. The Great Physician offers to save your heart and your planet. New creation on a New Earth.
Luke 2:16 (NKJV)” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.” (manger/wooden box)
Mark 6: 56 “Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”
Rev. 21:1 “[ All Things Made New ] Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.” (No more sea or no more darkness of the sea)
See also Matt. 4:19 (companions) and Luke 5:31 (physician) and Romans 8:21-24
Why are we intrigued by the Dr. Who character on television? Could it be that something inside us cries out for a healer, a rescuer from our devastated or mundane lives, or even from our disappointing highs? So we look into colorful fantasies like Dr. Who. But wait – just keep him on that side of the galaxy; he’ll do well to help those aliens; I don’t need him stepping into my business; I don’t mind help, but not some self-righteous, imposing lifestyle change. The Doctor stays on the tip of our imagination but away from our heart. Jesus gets way too close for comfort. And yet our imaginations betray us; we long for better and we dream for higher.
Jesus is the Doctor that hits home. He arrived in a state of poverty and yet with veins of royal blood. Temptations of every kind, on every side, offered him “better than.” Ignorant ridicule, flesh-and-blood suffering, quenched dreams, put Him at our epicenter. Now He knocks at the door of your heart. He diagnoses your sinful condition. The Lord of all time offers you the cure that restores the immortality you were intended to bear. The question is, will you open that door – will you welcome the Doctor?