Word from the Pastor11 February 2018
Sometimes you’d see a sign referring to a very sick person in hospital, which reads DNR, meaning “do not revive.” This note is to remind the attending doctor or nurses that if the patient suffered a heart failure leading to loss of breath and life functions, then there should be no further attempt made to resuscitate or revive the patient. It will mean the end of the patient’s life. Such is a dreadful example of hopelessness and despair.
For believers in Christ Jesus, we live in amazing hope of life abundant in the Lord’s blessing, be it spiritual or physical. David declared, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:2-5) It’s true, our life is not our own, especially when we’ve chosen to follow after our Redeemer Lord. He’s own us, paid for with His precious blood.
In our ongoing journey, we must unite, join forces, in moving forward right behind Jesus, as He leads and guides us to the next plateau of His call to service in this season. No matter how we may feel, or whatever prognosis we have been given, we’ll never be deemed as basket cases in the sight of God. We live in constant and sure hope of His life and strength. We might have gone weak, lethargic, and even sick. But we serve a mighty God. As long as we breathe, He will heal and strengthen us. And when our breath has just faded, he will stir life unto us. He will revive us. It’s called God’s revival!