It has now been a few weeks since the events of our last blog post, and if you haven’t had a chance to read that, you definitely should! (Check it out here). This is the follow up to that story. The lady that we went to pray for was just a sack of skin and bones, given less than 12 hours to live when we prayed for her. Only through the power and blood of Jesus, she has now made a full recovery after only two weeks! She is eating meals now and fully functioning. Praise God!!! Also, two of her daughters who were there when we prayed have now given their lives to Jesus! One of the daughters and her husband were alcoholics, and up until this week, I had never seen either one of them in a sober state. Now, she and her husband have been clean and sober for a week, attending our weekly trainings, and going out with us to share the Gospel and pray for the sick. That moment that we wrote about in the last blog post has also impacted the neighboring village, and in our weekly meeting there last week, we had three new people come to learn about how to share the Gospel. We still don’t really know what we’re doing, but Holy Spirit does, and He continues to pursue the people here in spite of us. The kingdom of God is at hand!
“‘You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.'” Matthew 5:13 NIV
We are the salt of the earth. What does this even mean? We get to encounter people who are living their lives apart from the God who created them and life without Jesus is bland! Jesus in us makes us salty! We ought to be full of flavor, life and Good News! We get to live lives in the fullness of Jesus, and bring that Good News to the people around us all of the time. Praise God for seeing it fit to store up His treasures in these fragile jars of clay and confounding the wise with the seeming foolishness of the cross.
Jesus, please help us to never lose our saltiness and begin to taste like the world, but keep us before your throne constantly, and continue to impart your fullness into us as we bring Your Kingdom here on earth.