Jesus Cures All – Daily Message
October 23, 2020
TGIF – Thank God it’s Friday
TGFE – Thank God for Everyday
Better yet, it should be TGFE&E – Thank God for Everyday and Everything
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 1 Corinthians 4:7
Thankful for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital…
Here’s the back story…
More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas was a young entertainer with a baby on the way. Work wasn’t easy to come by, and his despair grew. He turned to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, and vowed: Show me my way in life, and I will build you a shrine.
That prayer marked a pivotal moment. Soon after, he began finding work, eventually becoming one of the biggest stars of radio, film and television in his day. He was on Make Room for Daddy, later known as The Danny Thomas Show.
Danny used his fame to fulfill his vow and to change the lives of thousands of children and families. In 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened in front of a crowd of 9,000 in Memphis, Tenn.
Danny Thomas once said, “A dream is one thing. A realization is something entirely different.”
In June of 2019, at the age of 65 and having lived a full life, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. The moment my doctor said the word ‘cancer’ a wave of absolute fear washed over me.
Can you even begin to imagine the level of fear that parents face when being told that their young child has cancer?
Can you even begin to fathom the fear in that diagnosed child as they go through cancer treatments?
Thankful for lost causes, for Danny Thomas and for all the wonderful people who have worked at St Jude for nearly 60 years, helping children through the trauma of cancer.
If you are looking for a worthy cause to give to, look here: https://www.stjude.org/
One More Thought
God is Always Good
When the cancer’s in remission, we say God is good.
When the pay raise comes, we announce God is good.
But is God only good when the outcome is?
Most, if not all of us, have a contractual agreement with God. I pledge to be a good, decent person and God, in return, will: Save my child. Heal my wife. Protect my job.
Only fair, right? Yet, when God fails to meet our expectations, we’re left spinning in a tornado of questions. In such times remember this: God is sovereign.
James 1:17 tells us He does not change like shifting shadows. God does permit evil, but He doesn’t allow Satan, the father of evil, to triumph.
Isn’t this the promise of Romans 8:28? “In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Lord, thank you for always being faithful and for all your blessings. Thank you for when this life gets tough, that there are people like Danny Thomas and all that have followed in his footsteps to help all the children afflicted with cancer. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray. Amen
© Credits: Alan Dupuis & Max Lucado – with All the Glory to God