As he was coming back from the delivery, this doctor met his wife and some of his kids who were wanting to go out to eat. They started to do that when he was paged that there was an emergency at the hospital. The hospital had been trying to find him because he was the doctor who was on call. He started to run back to his car and eventually had to flag down a police car to drive him back since he was so far away.
The moral of the story is to never forget what you were put on this world to do. The primary mission of a doctor is to save the sick and dying from death. The primary mission of a Christian is to save the spiritually sick and dying from eternal death.
There are many things that we do in our life that are good. There are many things in our life that we do that are not good. Likewise, there are many things that we do as the body of Christ that are good and there are many things that we do as the body of Christ that are not good.
We must take time for restoration, whether through prayer and fasting as was the nature of Christ or through other appropriate means. But we must always, always, remember that our calling is to save those who are lost. It is the most important commandment that He left us with (Matthew 28:18-20). We are always on call.
Submitted by William Haller on