June 11: Cure

To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

(Ephesians 3:8-10 ESV)

Let’s say you are on your death bed, body riddled with cancerous cells. Everything aches: your body, your bones, your heart. You wake up from a nap while your family has gone out to grab lunch, and you find a little bottle of pills on the bedside table. Beside it lays a sticky note. “This will cure you.” So you take it. What is there to lose? Almost instantaneously, your body is healed. The aches are gone, the color returns to your cheeks. So what’s next? Do you take the bottle of pills home worth you and keep your mouth shut? Of course not! You take them to a chemist to figure out what is in the pill. You share the news with the world. You tell that you have the cure to this earthly kind of death! So then, Christian. If we know that Jesus is the cure to eternal death, why do we so often keep quiet about Him. We don’t deserve Him! We don’t deserve His mercy. It has seemingly been laid in front of us for no reason other than His abounding love. Shout it from the rooftops, Beloved.

Lord, show me every opportunity to share your love with the world. I want to tell everyone about you because I want them to know your healing power. Thank you for your grace, Jesus.

52 Week Reading Plan: Ephesians 1-3

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