What is Peritoneal Dialysis?
Peritoneal dialysis is a way to remove waste products from your blood when your kidneys can no longer do the job adequately. During peritoneal dialysis, blood vessels in your abdominal lining (peritoneum) fill in for your kidneys with the help of a fluid called dialysate. Dialysate flows into and out of the peritoneal space through a catheter that has been inserted into the peritoneal cavity. (Mayo Clinic)
Why is Peritoneal Dialysis Important?
Peritoneal dialysis is important because it provides a source of life to people with chronically diseased kidneys. When diseased kidneys are unable to filter toxins out of the blood, and eliminate them from the body, the kidneys eventually stop functioning. The body becomes filled with toxins and death occurs. Peritoneal dialysis is a process that provides life to those with diseased kidneys.
Spiritual Lesson Learned
Like peritoneal dialysis, God is a source of life. Spiritual life. Through His son Jesus, we are given the opportunity to be cleansed from the toxins and sins during our earthly life. On our own, we don’t have the capabilities to heal ourselves spiritually, and our life ends in eternal death. When we seek Jesus, and lay our sins at the foot of His cross, we are cleansed of our sins. Through the shedding of His blood, our souls are washed cleaned. Our sins are remembered no more. Our spirits are healed, and we are given eternal life.
Like the physical life peritoneal dialysis provides, Jesus provides life to diseased spirits. If you are tired and struggling spiritually, seek Him. Jesus is the source of spiritual healing. He is the source of eternal life.
“In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” (John 1:4, NIV)
“…the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7, NIV)
Prayer: Dear Lord, Sustainer and Author of Life. May we always look to You when we become weak and sick spiritually. Help us to remember that Jesus washes our sins clean with his blood. Jesus is the means by which we can have eternal life. Thank You so much for Your love and for sacrificing Your son so that we may spend eternity with You. In Jesus’ Holy name I pray, Amen.
Tune in next time for Spiritual Lesson #2: The Cycler
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