Desperate Needs Answered

Read Leviticus 13:47 through 15:33

The phone awoke Connie, 71, in the early morning. It was the hysterical cry of Julie, 27, living next door. Connie had met her by hosting her three children in a neighborhood Bible club. “I’m pregnant, and my husband has rejected me. I’m going to get an abortion!”

Connie went to see Julie and offered this encouragement: “What you need is a mother. I will be a mother to you.” Her voice of peace and wise counsel not only sustained Julie in her emergency, but led her to keep her baby, and to embrace the cleansing of Christ, the Savior.

“Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed of the infectious disease and pronounce him clean. Then he is to release the live bird in the open fields” (Leviticus 14:7).

Those around us are distressed by problems beyond human solution. We serve a God with eternal answers. As we lovingly minister to those in need, we offer the answer to their deepest need—spiritual cleansing through Jesus Christ.

Challenge for Today: Identify, and help, someone around you with a desperate need.

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