“And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.” Luke 9:1-2
Being a follower of Christ means that you are a “go-er”. Christianity is all about “go and tell”. Jesus never waited for people to come to him, he went to them. And his followers are called to do the same.
We are sent with the words of Jesus (the message of the kingdom = the good-news), but we also go with the works of the kingdom. Jesus came to heal, to release, to set free. And so, his followers are sent with healing and freedom.
I may not be able to miraculously “heal-on-demand”, as Jesus did. But I can go to people with a caring heart, a listening ear, and practical demonstrations of love. Like helping out. Like praying for people. Like being a friend.
There is more pain, suffering, and bondage in middle-class suburbia than we can ever know. You don’t have to scratch very deep. And we are called to go in that direction.
So ask Jesus to open your eyes to see who he is sending you to. Ask him for more “villages” to go to. Ask him to make you a pipeline of life-changing truth and heart-healing love. Live sent!
The well wisher of your soul’s happiness,