Ann Voskamp has a way with words and images. Her post from Monday looks at the need and opportunity for the Church to minister to those who hurt. She challenges the Church to be Church for those who suffer and the families who endure.
I once heard a pastor tell the whole congregation that he had lived next to the loonie bin and I looked at the floor when everyone laughed and they didn’t know how I loved my mama. I looked to the floor when they laughed, when I wanted them to stand up and reach through the pain of the flames and say:
Our Bible says Jesus said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a doctor, but those who are sick.” Jesus came for the sick, not for the smug. Jesus came as doctor and He makes miracles happen through medicine and when the church isn’t for the suffering, then the Church isn’t for Christ.
Thanks, Ann, for setting before us once again to be what Christ has called us to be.
Here is today’s post: so good!