This is another MD Anderson scene that brought a spiritual truth to my mind.
One of Satan’s favorite schemes. Take the coal out of the fire and put it to the side by itself and what happens? It goes out. No fire. The same is true of the Christian. Take him/her out of church and isolate them from other believers and their spiritual zeal will diminish or go out entirely. He that wanders from the sheep fold becomes easy prey.
The church is the Body of Christ and Jesus is the Head. He instituted the local church as a place for His children to be taught truth and be built up spiritually to carry on His work in the earth until He returns. Through the writer of the Book of Hebrews, the Lord says:
 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
One of the many benefits of obeying this command and assembling together in church, is the encouragement we give and receive from one another. We need courage to face our daily battles and challenges that we might not feel isolated and slip into fear.
He also warned that there would be tares, false Christians, in the visible church. Not all church goers that claim the Name of Jesus are born again believers. There are also Christians who are walking in the flesh (controlled by indwelling sinful nature). Satan uses both, to say things or do things in congregations that ultimately hurt or injure hearts of others and make them never darken the doors of church again. If you currently are, or have been a member of a church, you may possibly be able to identify with this.
There are those, through no fault of their own, who are unable to attend church due to jobs, illness or disabilities. In those cases the church can reach out to them and bridge the gap with visits, internet, prayer and other means.
Let it suffice to say, DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE ISOLATED FROM THE BODY OF CHRIST. If you know someone who is isolated, reach out to them and encourage them to get back into a church where there is fellowship in the Lord, the Word of God is preached and people are encouraged to read the Bible themselves. If you know an isolated shut-in maybe the Lord is showing you a place to pour out the grace He has bestowed on you.
Thank you for your time.
Let’s Pay Close Attention To Ourselves.
2 thoughts on “Isolation”
I love the inspiration that you are finding inside a hospital! Thanks for sharing.
I was amazed at that also. It seemed everyone I turned the culture had created a spiritual message. Hope you are well. Pop