Leprosy – Jesus Does it Again!

Dr.  Abigail is a medical doctor serving as a missionary in a remote jungle in a developing country.  She recently spent a week in a village where the bush people rarely have an opportunity to see a doctor.

There were many people with leprosy but she only had a few drugs for leprosy at her disposal.  She began praying about what to do and how to ration the drugs. Should she use the drugs on a few patients—only the most severe? Or perhaps she should not start any new patients on treatment until more supply is available.

As she prayed asking for God’s direction, she remembered the story of the feeding of the 5000.  Jesus had taken five loaves and two fish and fed everyone! She felt the Lord leading her to do the same!

She announced to her assistants that they would trust God to provide. They would treat every leprosy patient until the drugs ran out.

They did just that—and they treated every last patient! By the end of the week, there was enough medication left over to treat six additional patients when the need arises!

  • “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.  “Bring them here to me,” he said.  And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.     Matthew 14: 17-21
  • Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.     Hebrews 13:8
  • SONG:  The Paralytic – lyrics from Mark 2; music by Kathleen:  

    [This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:    http://www.whoisjesus-really.com/  and www.godlife.com
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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16 Responses to Leprosy – Jesus Does it Again!

  1. TawanaRay says:

    Amen! Praise the Lord! I love this story!
    God is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask for or even imagine!
    I love this story!
    What I find amazing is how God can show us the same story over and over again and we STILL get amazed! He’s amazing and it truly reminds us how He can truly provide for us, despite our worries.
    He is able!

  2. Helene says:

    Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

  3. Liana says:

    Nothing is impossible with God … what a wonderful witness of His immutability.

  4. Dee says:

    Keep up the good work helping people along the way to a better way.
    Blessings, Dee

  5. Linda says:

    I hope to never not be amazed and thankful for God’s mercy and generousness.

  6. Bisi says:

    Praise God, thanks for posting.

  7. Surely God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will never allow His people to experience shame whenever we put our trust, hope and faith in Him. This post is inspiring. Thanks for sharing it Kathleen.

  8. MEL THOMPSON says:

    I read this on Sunday afternoon and amazingly after our pastor’s message: MARK 8:11-26. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BREAD! Beware of the “leaven”! The FAITH was demonstrated in the village and there was “leftovers” for six people. A Trusting Faith!
    Thank you, Kathleen.

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