Over the years I have had different people ask me these questions:
- “If God knows how we feel, why did Jesus have to come to earth to suffer as a human?”
- Or, “Why didn’t God just forgive us of our sins instead of Jesus having to die such a brutal and shameful death on a Cross?”
Both of these are good and worthy questions and a lot has been written about them.
However, I will leave you with this for today: Some things are so important that you must physically get involved. Sending money or sending others has its place. Praying about it is often all that is required.
But like eating, fine dining has its place; a quick stop at your favorite corner restaurant is often the best choice, but sometimes you need more than food; you need food cooked-with-love and money can’t buy that anywhere.
- The ONE THING for today: There are those times—those special moments of destiny when only your touch will make the difference. Usually, it will be costly for you but it is the only way for you to achieve what you hope to achieve.
And when you look back over your life, I promise you, it will not be the money you sent or the prayers you prayed that will bring you the most joy, it will be the people you actually touched and the things you actually crafted with your own hands that will bring you the most satisfaction.
Bottom line, don’t ever despised rough and scarred hands; they’re often attached to a heart of love.
Or put another way, at the end of the day, the best cooking is home-cooking.
Luke 5:12-13 (NKJV)
12 And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
13 Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him.