Saturday, April 26, 2014

Terminal, Yet Valuable

And a centurion's slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave. (Luke 7:2, 3 NASB)

A terminally ill servant is not likely to be a productive, useful servant. Some would argue that he was no longer valuable. In the eyes of the centurion, and in the eyes of our Lord, even when we are near physical death, we are still precious. We are still highly valued and much loved. 

Just as the centurion was prepared to do whatever was necessary for his terminally ill bond servant, our Lord has ALREADY done what was necessary for His terminally ill, sin-sick ones. Even after that price on the cross, He still cares, still attends our needs, still provides whatever is needed for us, still seeks to bring healing and restore wholeness. 

The servant was powerless to help himself and had relinquished his illness to the intervention of his master.  So, too, we must relinquish the burdens that are out of our control to the only One who can help. That burden of sin-sickness, whether ours or that of those we love, must also be relinquished.  Give it to Jesus, for He can help. He will help. 

Pray today that we and our loved ones will willingly give our sin-sickness to Jesus and allow Him to heal us. 
The link to last might's post is here: