Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Only CHRIST can save the World!

I have a little plaque that hangs in my office that says, “Given a cape and a really great tiara I think I can save the world.” I joke about it. My Pastor’s wife calls me Mighty Mouse because I am small but aspire to do big things. I believe we are called to greatness. I believe that Christ has empowered us with His Holy Spirit to continue His work of feeding the hungry, binding up the broken hearted, healing the sick, sharing the good news of His free gift of salvation.
Last night was my 3rd night to be home from our most recent visit to India where we visited villages where there is no hope without the extended hands of Christ through believers like those on our team. We saw children who are eating delicious meals of rice, chicken and vegetables instead of the dirt that they were eating before sponsors paid for meals and education for them. 
We saw entire villages of brothels where brothers and fathers called for passing truckers and men to come in and use the bodies of their daughters and sisters, while team members gathered the children on the roof of one of the buildings and taught them English and stories and songs about Jesus. What a contrast to stand next to the children as they raised their voices to God and then to look over the wall to the village below as their sisters and mothers escorted men into their homes to be used and prostituted. 
The mission of the Jubilee Market provides opportunities for these women to escape the enslavement of prostitution by providing a safe environment for them to work with their hands producing products that are marketed and sold on our website and through advocates selling at home shows and women’s events across the country.
Last night as I battled jet lag in an attempt to readjust my body clock and stay awake until my normal bedtime, I flipped through the movies on Netflicks. I came across the movie by Mel Gibson, “The Passion of Christ”. I was reminded in a very graphic way that He paid the ultimate sacrifice, giving His life for His friends. As worthy as our efforts are and as sure as our call is, nothing can save those women and children that I met in the most impoverished places of India except the shed blood of our Lord who became the sacrificial lamb. Only Jesus, the Son of God, can save the world. 
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Today I was reading about the fact that we ARE more than conquerors because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. There is no work or anything within our fragile beings that can overshadow that fact.

    Consider the story of Moses standing on a hill, between two men, arms raised in obedience in order for the battle to be won by the Lord. Now, consider Jesus, a man on a hill, between two men, arms raised in obedience so that the battle would be won.

    Although Moses stood in faith, scripture states that Joshua won the battle with the sword. In the battle against human trafficking, praise God that you're rising up, doing battle against the enemy --- all because One man, with arms raised, who made the way for victory. Blessings to you all.