Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday's Devo: The Jesus Pill

Ever notice we are a pill nation?
Before that it was a bandaid.
Before that it was a bottle.
A fix.

Once it was the plague.
Then it was typhoid.
Then the Spanish flu and H1N1.
Now it's Ebola.
Contagion is not new.


Is your faith contagious?
Would you consider swallowing the Jesus pill?
I have.
Sure, I still put my feet on the ground in this muddy world every day.
There's grime between my toes by evening.


But nothing can separate me.
From the love of Christ.
And if I ever get Ebola,
I pray others will be more infected;
by Christ in me, than Ebola on me.



Contagion.
There's a pill for your fear.
There's a pill for your pain.
There's a pill for your emptiness.


He made a way.
And nothing can isolate me from His love.
Make me contagious for you, Jesus.

      All three photos used by permission: www.freedigitalphotos.net
Consider the cure:

Romans 8:31-39New Living Translation (NLT)

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Will you infect others with Christ?
The CDC predicts 1.4 million cases of Ebola by January, 2015. That number is calculated by each infected person spreading it to two others. What would the world look like if you infected someone with the love of Christ?
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Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots. 
Nurse Practitioner by day. 
Wife, mother, writer by night. 
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1 comment:

  1. Great post, Anne! We do live in a very scary world. I struggle with fear, and in those times, I make myself remember that God loves me, He loves my husband and son even more than I do, and in every moment He's actively protecting us, and working things for our best.

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