Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Surgeon and the Patient

In Belfast was a Doctor who had a friend who was a leading surgeon. The Surgeon's custom was, before performing any operation, would say to his patient: "Take a good look at the wound, and then fix your eyes on me, and don't take them off till I get through the operation." 

I thought at the time that was a good illustration. Let me say, Sinner, take a good look of the wound of sin and then fix your eyes on Christ, and don't take them off. It is better to look at the remedy than at the wound.

Taken from Charles Spurgeon's Lectures to my Students, p. 466

2 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Will remember this this one Gregg. Great one.

Yvonne.

Susan said...

Surgery in the 1800-early 1900's was no joke! Still serious business today, but, just saying... Good analogy Gregg :)