3. Jesus Came to Heal the Sin-sick Soul


Mark 2:17
When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

We celebrate Christmas because

  • Jesus is the perfect doctor of our souls who alone can heal us of our sins.
  • Jesus provides a complete cure and even pays the doctor’s fee.
  • Jesus came to call us to repentance.

Lord, may my celebrations this season reflect my gratitude to you for healing my sin-sick soul. May I be quick to respond to you with repentance.


Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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