One of the main ministries Jesus had while on earth was that of healing. Jesus mended the broken-hearted and the sin-sick. He comforted the grieving, gave rest to the weary, and restored the physically ill. Jesus ministered to all kinds of people, and he continues to do so today.
Can Jesus address the deep levels of abuse, betrayals, and trauma that many people around the world face today? Can Jesus help the very broken? Can he help children like Neema? Can he help me?
I grew up in an alcoholic and abusive home. I know Jesus heals deep wounds, because I have encountered it. Today, he continues to be the Way forward through the many difficult memories along the journey of forgiveness. He offers this gift to all of us. As we give our painful experiences and wounds to the Lord, he continues to heal.
Although I experienced brokenness, I grew up in North America. I did not grow up in a war zone like the DRC, where the devastation faced by Neema is beyond compare. Yet here too, Jesus offers healing through His Word! As you read about how your gifts of God’s Word make a difference to Neema and others, let us thank God for how he ministers in amazing ways to those who receive our gifts.
May God bless you today.
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent