It was 1998, the internet was all the buzz, and I wanted in. I had been toying with the idea of creating a website that would enable patients to understand their pathology report. Thus, The Doctor’s Doctor website was born. (www.thedoctorsdoctor.com)
It became very popular, garnering over 60 million page views and 6 million unique viewers a year at its peak. I received emails from patients and physicians from all over the world. I was interviewed by several pathology trade publications and had articles and citations in the local newspaper and the Wall Street Journal. I witnessed, firsthand, the immense power and reach of the internet.
Creating that website changed me. I used to think that the actions of one person would only rarely make a difference to this world. It was only reserved for very special people, those who come around once in a lifetime. But given the right tools, everyone now has the potential to reach the world.
For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:19 (ESV)
Over two thousand years ago, before social media or even the printing press, the words and life of one Man, forever changed the world. Jesus Christ came into this world, born to poor parents, growing up in a region viewed with contempt, and training as a carpenter. He did not attend any prestigious school or center of learning. But He did have the right tools. He studied, lived, and obeyed God’s Word. He lived a perfect life of submission to God the Father and paid the penalty for our sins by dying on the Cross and being resurrected.
Can one person make a difference in this world? Jesus Christ did and continues to do so, if we accept His invitation to confess and repent of our sins and acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior.
Creating the website changed me. The Doctor’s Doctor did reach many people. But Jesus Christ is the Great Physician who takes away the sins of the world! And He can change you!
Love and trust the Lord, seek His will in your life.