When Jesus Shows Up Things Change.

Read Luke 7:11-17.

News spread quickly about Jesus’ miracles and compassion. Followers recognized that Jesus could bring transformation and change in their lives. The same rings true today! The December 2016 cover story for National Geographic is “The Healing Powers of Faith.” A Christian life is not trouble free, but faith can help one cope with pain, loss, and anxiety. The article states: Studies have shown that attending regular religious services can measurably improve health. Psychotherapist Thomas Zauner wrote “prayer seems to actually work.” Sometimes science catches glimpses of what Christians have always known; Jesus changes things. In this story it wasn’t even possible for the dead man to believe, but Jesus’ compassion and power transformed a tragedy into an occasion of celebration of God “coming to help His people.”

© 2017 Schweitzer United Methodist Church
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