June 3, 2013 - by Jeanette Cameron
I DO NOT believe that God causes health problems. Not once do I read in the Gospels that Jesus put sickness upon anybody to teach them a lesson. We would never do that with our own children. What I do believe is that He uses all these things when we are committed to Him. God not only created us, He is always recreating us. He takes our messes and makes them our messages.
I love those little paper maché boxes from Trade Aid. Who would believe that shredded paper could have any further purpose. What makes the difference? Somebody sees it can be used for a new purpose and they lovingly gather up the bits, add glue to stick them together, mould them into something new and hand paint them. God does the same for us when our lives are in shreds. It’s the glue that makes all the difference, that holds it all together, gives it shape and stability. The glue is Christ in us.
Psalm 139:13-16 says;
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvellous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.And in Your book they were all written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
Our identity is not defined by:
· The colour of our skin, our race or culture;· Our family;· Our education;· Our work;· Anything anybody did to us or said to us;· Anything we have done.
Our true identity is who God says we are and what we have in Christ.
You are his beloved child in whom He is well pleased.
Selah (Think on that!)
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The Health Reporter is contributed to by Vital Force Trustees or members and edited by Fiona Timmins. Fiona Timmins has a background in print journalism, health sector public relations, and has co-ordinated a large community health project in Wester Ross, on the north west coast of Scotland.