I stood by silently and watched as the doctor very carefully put on the pair of rubber gloves.

I stood by silently and watched as the doctor very carefully put on the pair of rubber gloves. The doctor said she might not live and the operation would be very dangerous because she was so tiny. I watched with great intent as the doctor worked and at one point she almost stopped breathing. I saw miraculous work done that day because he had almost no room to work because the little dog was so small. I don’t know how long the operation took as we all lost track of time but then came the moment when he stepped back and wiped the sweat from his forehead and started to slowly pull of the rubber gloves.

I realized one very important detail about the Christian life. The doctor had a whole box of gloves but it wasn’t until he pulled out that pair and put them on that they were involved in great and mighty things. Oh, it wasn’t the gloves but who had control of them and was using them that was important. The secret to the Christian life is making ourselves available, (yielding our wills) to God and letting Him work through us, (Luke 9:23&24, Romans 12:1&2). It should be our goal to surrender daily to the will of God, (Psalm 40:8 &1 John 2:17) just as Christ Jesus did, (Luke 22:42). Sadly to say many people who say they are Christians never do that. See you in church next Sunday. Brother J