He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 1 John 2:6.
The great Medical Missionary was a wonderful healer. He worked the most convincing miracles. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He spoke only the truth. Continually there fell from His lips the precious words that bring spiritual strength to those who make them a part of the daily life. Spiritually we are built up from the food that we give the mind.
It is our privilege to receive the bread of life from the great Medical Missionary, who came to give life to the world. Truth, pure, refining, ennobling truth, came from His very heart…. His heart was constantly burning with the love that brought Him from heaven to our world. His goodness and His power enabled Him to reveal in His life the truth that He came to this earth to bring to the fallen race. In every word, in every act, He manifested the love of God, cheering and encouraging the downcast and distressed. In heavenly wisdom He asserted His true majesty by bending all things to the present and future happiness of human beings. He came to teach men and women how to live, here below, the life of which He gave them an example—the life that will make them fit to enter the abodes of bliss.
In His breast, mercy may be said to have held her court. Hear His words of compassion, spoken to relieve the sin-sick culprit, “Thy sins be forgiven thee” (Matthew 9:2)…. He brought healing to soul and body. In His life was enshrouded the love, the pity, the compassion, the joy, of heaven. Thousands were healed by His word, “I will; be thou whole.” By His work, His glory was so plainly revealed that demons were pained, and when compelled to cease tormenting human beings, confessed Christ to be the Holy One of God.
This work Christ did to show men that He was the tabernacle of witness; that the Word had been made flesh. In the human encampment, amongst the erring and sinful, Christ pitched His tent. He lived close to the poor and the lowly, yet He was the King of glory. He would make all familiar with His character, that we might be partakers of the divine nature, and thus become one with Him in faith and practice. He declares, “All things are delivered unto me of my Father” (chap. 11:27). “All things that the Father hath are mine” (John 16:15). “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18). Why was this wonderful transfer made but that Christ might be the world’s Redeemer, the incarnate Saviour! … The great Teacher, while on this earth, gave His whole life to teach us how to work as devoted, consecrated missionaries for God.—Letter 281, August 3, 1904, to Dr. W. H. Riley.
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—-Prayer request. for my tenant that they will get their visa sooner . He takes care of the property here and it is getting out of control. M
—-Please pray for David who is having depression problems again. B
—-I wanted a request for my sister today. She takes care of our 89 year old Mother and an infant granddaughter, but has been having issues with internal bleeding again. She had one of those tests where you swallow a camera pill, but it got lodged inside someplace. If she does not pass it naturally by Monday or so, she will require surgery, and they still do not know what is wrong with her (this time). She lives on the east coast, and I live a thousand miles away, and have no way to assist her. I also help take care of my infant granddaughter who finally got out of NICU the end of April. She is on oxygen and being tube fed, and has vomiting issues, and cannot be left alone. Many prayers are asked, and all appreciated. Thank you and God bless each of you. Ann
—-Please help me pray for my goddaughter Angel who is battling cancer! Patricia
In this day and age, there is so much to occupy our mind. Before we realize it, the day, the week, the month, the year is over. We look back over the year, over the life, and wonder where the time has gone. How often we think the things of this world are of the utmost importance. How often they occupy our time—time that should be spent getting our lives right with God. How many times worldly things become our passion, our whole focus in life. It may be sports; it may be TV programs; it may be the computer; it may be music; it may even be another person. It is different for different people, but it is a real danger none-the-less. How easy it is to get so entangled in this world’s pleasure and even in providing for its necessities that we get our priorities mixed up.
Nothing, no matter how dear, should be allowed to cause us to put off our decision to accept Jesus into our heart. Behold “now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor 6:2 Nothing should come between us and a study of God’s Holy Word. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.” 2 Peter 1:10 Paul urges us, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Phil 2:12, 13 This cooperating with Jesus in building a beautiful character for His glory and for His joy is should be our greatest work. He, Who left the glories of Heaven so that we might be saved, promises, “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt 6:33 This is of the utmost importance. This should be a daily seeking, a daily asking Jesus into our heart, a daily walk with Him.
By Aletha Phillips-Spoor
You my build a house with marble walls,
You may build a mansion with stately halls,
Or may build a ship to sail the seas,
You may build a cabin if you please,
You may build a home for a happy pair,
You may build castles in the air;
All these will last but for a day,
You’re building for eternity.
‘Tis character that you must build,
Your very being must be filled
With noble deeds and thoughts, then smile,
‘Twill build character worth while;
A character that can’t be sold
But one that’s worth its weight in gold,
The house will stand but for a day,
Its walls will crumble and decay,
The ship may sail, we know not where,
Your castles vanish in the air,
Fire or storm may raze the home
And the happy pair be left to roam;
But the character you build today
Will last through all eternity.
So build with the best the Lord has given,
And show to the world that you have striven,
And when the goal is reached at last
And all the cares of life are past,
You’ll hear the Master’s glad “Well done,”
At the last setting of the sun.
How wonderful it will be to hear that “Well done” from our Master’s lips as He welcomes us to His Heavenly Home with abundant joy. May Jesus have first place in our heart. May we daily choose to serve Him. May we receive freely of His grace, that we may hear Him say, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”