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My most pressing wish, in our dental care mission, is to eradicate the pain and fear still prevalent in dental treatment across the world.
I know what it's like to extract a tooth on a child who must be constrained by four assistants while I inject her, listening to her cries of terror exuding from her precious heart.
Jesus is my inspiration, who "when he saw the crowds, was moved with compassion for them because they were distressed and dispirited, like sheep without a shepherd." Matthew 9:36 NAS
Jesus not only moves my heart, but compels me to do all I can so young distressed and dispirited children (or anyone) are no longer subjected to such horrific dental experiences.
"Jesus whole life was one continued exhibition of love, benevolence, and compassion.
It is emphatically and truly said of Him,
'He went about doing good.'
Jesus gave health to the sick,
feet to the lame,
ears to the deaf,
speech to the mute,
sanity to the lunatic,
bread to the hungry,
forgiveness to the sinful,
salvation to the lost,
and life to the dead.…
He wept at the grave of Lazarus, His friend,
and wept over the approaching woes of Jerusalem,
where resided His bitterest foes;
and even for His bloody and cruel murderers
He prayed on the cross,
and in the agonies of death at their unfeeling hands, besought His Father for their forgiveness . . .
The character, then, of Jesus is the character of God;
the tenderness and compassion that Jesus possessed for all people—the good and the evil, is that which God possesses for all humanity." * Erasmus Manford
Yes! Jesus inspires me, both by his life and by his sacrificial death on the cross for all humanity as the world's Savior.
I also thank him for bringing to my mind the idea of dental hand-drills—which has now become "Gentle Hand-Burs."
For more about Jesus, relative to how I have found peace, joy and purpose in my life in Him, I would be thrilled to explain more. Feel free to call, text or email me at: +19562801708 (same as WA); firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerry Beauchemin BACK TO HOME
* Erasmus Manford, 19th century minister, publisher, and author
See: Allin, Thomas. Christ Triumphant. 1878. Rpt. 9th ed. Canyon Country, CA: Concordant, n.d. 173
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