God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Healing Help

Then he went about among the villages teaching. 7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’ 12So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. Mark 6:6-13
where do you turn when there is so much pain
where do you turn when there are so many people who need you
where do you turn when evil is running rampant
where do you turn when there are so many people who need your help
your love
your teaching
your hope

Jesus looked around for help
he saw those who had been by his side
he saw those he had been teaching, nurturing, mentoring
he called his companions, his friends and sent them out
two by two they went on the journey
they were given authority
they were given power to cast out evil
they took nothing with him
no money, no bread
just the clothes on their back and a single staff
they went from town to town
they called people to repent, to turn back to God
they cast out evil, anointed the sick and cured them

Jesus wanted help because there was so much need, so much pain
he sent his disciples
who will he send today
who will Jesus send to those places of pain, of sickness, of evil
who will go into the world to heal the hurting
if all Jesus has is us, then  we are the ones called and sent
we are the ones to go to the places of hurt and evil
we are the ones bring healing and love
we are the ones who can make it possible for people to be restored to wholeness

 The Summons John L. Bell

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