Is it reasonable to believe that the ministry the Savior had during His sojourn here toward Israel, He might still have now toward you and me?
The Spirit of the … LORD is on me, because the LORD has … sent me to bind up the brokenhearted….1 The … LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.2
To assume God is not here for us in our need, that God does not respond to prayer, that He is not capable of communicating His love or sharing wisdom with us, is to make our Christian faith merely a ritual, the Bible a largely uninteresting literary work, and the healing touch we crave from Him a false promise. Christians would have no more comfort or wisdom to offer than what is available by secular studies. And as welcome as that would be—and is—we would be living a lie. The Bible would cease to carry the authority we profess it must have.
He sent out his word and healed them…3
2 Isaiah 50:4.
3 Psalms 107:20.