Before you decide that this is something only those in need of healing would want to read, slow down for a moment and ask yourself if you are sure there is nothing that you need. We always think of sickness as being the thing that needs healing, but haven’t you ever felt like maybe your mind and thinking could stand a little reformatting? I have.
Let’s face it; we are living in the worst of times. While it is true that we have had many wars and times of heartbreak and turmoil; times when we didn’t know if we could get through the day or know if there would be a tomorrow, we are currently walking on the edge of extinction and that by our own doing. Surely it is not our fault, or is it? Have we fostered selfishness in our world as we have competed to get to the top of the pack? Is it too late to correct, to banish evil and institute goodness like never before? Before you automatically jump to the logical conclusion, remind yourself who created this world and who is still in charge regardless of what we think or feel.
While it is true that our Creator knew how it would end and just exactly what He would do, it is still true that He is a forgiving God and certainly would rather we learn the easy way rather than destroy the creation that was intended to be beautiful. What would it take to make it so? While that seems like an unlikely possibility and may be so since Satan has brought out all the big guns, don’t you feel that our effort would matter to our God? I believe it would!
So where do we start? I know it sounds impossible, but all the wonderful things we find in today’s world started with a simple idea; a light turned on inside of a head that wanted to make a difference. Maybe you are one of the big dreamers or maybe not, but sometimes a simple question can find a simple solution – surely you are aware of the fact that one heart can change another and one prayer will always be answered even if the conclusion is further down the line than you would like. Maybe we should start with prayer and then simply listen – Lord, what would you have me do? Jesus, himself, told us in the book of Mark – Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given (14:24). While it is true that this may not save our world, it may save our neighbor as well as ourselves. And don’t forget the importance of one lost sheep.
It doesn’t take new glasses to see the many things wrong in our world today, but where should we start if we really want to make a difference. Some things take a lot of planning, but there are many things that just pop out of a caring heart accompanied by a seeing eye. Does your neighbor attend a local church? Do you ever talk to him or her about the Lord you love; what He has accomplished and what He will still do if we allow Him to? Sometimes conversation leads to action. Maybe he does not have a church home and would like one; maybe she has never thought about what her Creator made her to do. Maybe your neighbor will even come out with a suggestion for you, who knows?
One thing we do know is that this world we love cannot continue to function unless some much needed changes occur. We all, everyone of us, must accept the fact that this is not our world and never has been; it belongs to our Creator and we are His sheep, dependent upon His will and His loving kindness. Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep (John 10:7).
I am the God that healeth thee,
I am the Lord, your healer.
I sent my Word and I healed your disease,
I am the Lord your healer.