God the Savior Physician

by Scott D. Hendricks

Knowing therefore that God is more tenderly loving than all physicians, do not inquire too curiously concerning his treatment nor demand an account of it from Him, but whether He is pleased to let us go free or whether He punishes, let us offer ourselves for either alike; for He seeks by means of each to lead us back to health, and to communion with Himself, and He knows our several needs, and what is expedient for each one, and who and in what manner we ought to be saved, and along what path He leads us. Let us then follow wherever He bids us, and let us not too carefully consider whether He commands us to go by a smooth and easy path, or by a difficult and rugged one.

~ St. John Chrysostom

Christopher A. Hall, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers ( Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 181.