23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
-There are certain professions that should be seen as callings rather than careers; physicians or social workers come to mind. By entering into these professions, you are making the choice to surround yourself with people experiencing some of life’s worst circumstances. When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He made the same choice. As we see in verse 24 of Matthew 4 when Jesus started healing and teaching, the people didn’t bring out the kings, wealthy people, and high society to break bread with Him; rather, they brought those who were experiencing the worst of life’s problems. That didn’t stop Jesus from reaching out though. What can be seen in the physical sense becomes even more apparent in the spiritual sense. God reached out to fallen humanity, He knew He wouldn’t be met with the best and brightest because there are no best and brightest (Romans 3:11), just a bunch of sin-sick lepers ignorantly marching to Hell. The Lord could have stayed in Heaven and surrounded Himself by glory and perfection, but He made the choice to come to us; to become a part of humanity so that we could become a part of Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)