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Weekly Moravian Message, August 25, 2013

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 25, 2013

Jesus’ healing power for you!

If you had a choice of living in today’s time or going back to Jesus’ day, which would you choose? I would stay here. In some ways life long ago would be simpler and less stressful. It would also be a lot harder, with no modern conveniences, fewer opportunities, and an oppressive empire. The only reason I would go back to that time is to see Jesus!

It would be incredible to be in the physical presence of the Son of God! How awesome it would be to see him, hear him, and watch him heal people!

I am amazed at the many ways Jesus healed. He looked at the crippled woman, saw her need, and said, “You are set free from your ailment.” Some he healed then and there. Others he asked to do something to be healed. Others were healed because they believed in Jesus’ healing power.

Do you need to go back two thousand years to see Jesus heal? No. You can see it and experience it today! Just as Jesus saw a woman in need, Jesus sees your need. For some, Jesus may give an instant healing. For others, Jesus’ healing comes when you obey him. For all, his healing comes when you come to him. Jesus’ healing may be physical as he restores health. It may be emotional, as he calms nerves. It may be mental, as he brings peace of mind. His healing will always be spiritual, as he restores you to a right relationship with God. And to all who follow him, there is the ultimate healing of an eternal life in heaven. May you experience the reality of Jesus’ healing power!


Doug Rights, director of youth, college, and young adult ministries, Moravian Church–Southern Province

Moravian Daily Texts


Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — So teach us, O God, to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. Psalm 90:12

Sunday, November 19 — Zephaniah 1:7,12–18; Psalm 90:1–8,(9–11),12
1 Thessalonians 5:1–11; Matthew 25:14–30

The Lord your God has blessed you in all your undertakings. Deuteronomy 2:7

Paul wrote: So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:7

God of the harvest, you make things grow. As gardeners in this world let your spirit work through us as we tend to the growth of others so that they will become what you meant for them to be. Amen.

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