You know that God anointed Jesus from Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.
Jesus went everywhere and did good things, such as healing everyone who was under the devil’s power. Jesus did these things because God was with him.
I’ve looked. I can’t find it. Nowhere in the Bible, to my knowledge, does Jesus tell someone, “sorry, not today.” Nowhere do I see Him turning away someone who needed healing and saying sorry, I can’t help you today. What I do read is that He went everywhere healing and doing good things and setting people free from bondages and chains, setting right what had become so horribly wrong.
What has gone horribly wrong in your life? A relationship, finances, a child, a diagnosis, a dream, a hope? Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. The same Jesus that went about doing good and freeing people is still doing those same good works today.
What are the chains and bondages that hold you down? Addiction, fear, anxiety? Jesus, the same, Jesus the Healer, Jesus the one who set captives free because God was with Him, is still moving among people, breaking off addictions, fear, anxiety. God is still with Him, still healing, still delivering His precious children from all forms of bondage. Could a loving Father do any less?
Can you imagine for a moment that you held the power to make everything right in your child’s life? That child that rebelled, returned home in safety. The child born with a disability, healed. The child that seems to be rejected by peers and bullied made to know his value and worth. The fatherless child embraced by a Father who will never leave, never forsake, never forget. Would you withhold healing to your child? Would you say, sorry, not today? No, you wouldn’t and neither would our Father in heaven withhold what is good from His precious children. He gave us Jesus, His precious son to bear our sins, our infirmities, our diseases, our lack so that we could live a life free of them. He is the same Father that went with Jesus doing good and healing everyone.
Father God, how it must grieve Your heart to see Your children suffer, to see them live in bondage and see fear run rampant in their lives. I hurt for the kids whose lives have been torn apart by the wrongs done to them and I can’t even begin to love them as You do. Help me to be an instrument of Your healing, Your deliverance, Your love to a broken child, no matter how old that child may be. We will never be too old to be Your child, will we? Thank You, that in Your economy, sorry, not today isn’t even an option. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
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