Sick family, friends, or neighbors? What can we do?
Last week, we saw how instruction, knowledge, and wisdom can be found in God’s Word. Today, I’d like to ‘feverishly’ search out what we should do to help the sick among us.
“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well” (James 5:14-15a). According to James, a faithful believer should pray for the sick, and those in church leadership have added responsibilities.
Jesus surprised His listeners when he taught that when we help others, it’s as if we are caring for Jesus Himself (Matthew 25:35-40). Clearly, we have been given the task to look after the sick, making sure their needs are met. Meals, medication, transportation, etc. along with a word of encouragement and prayer seem like the least we can do.
May we be faithful to do what the Lord has called us to do. Let’s do our part and leave the rest up to God.
May you be blessed with good health.