Save a life.

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”  Matthew 19:26-27 

Jesus is telling the disciples that human efforts cannot save anyone.  Water Safety Instructors, CPR, Rescue Diver’s, Doctors and Nurses can ‘save’ a life, but they cannot save a life like the Son of God can save a life.  It is impossible for you and me to really ‘save’ a life; only Christ did that by what He accomplished for all men on the Cross of Calvary. 

The children in the attached photo attend class at the Lutheran school in St. Marc.  How can they be saved from all of the hurdles that face them daily while living in Haiti?  A mission team from Christ Lutheran and Lord of Life Lutheran in the Kansas City area ‘saved’ them from going to school in a corrugated metal sweat structure by constructing a concrete block structure for which Pastor Bruce Narcles is forever thankful. 

The 300+ children that go to school here have been ‘saved’ by Trinity/HOPE donors who have provided funds to feed them daily as they are prepared to spread the news of the true risen Savior to St. Marc and elsewhere in Haiti.  Man has provided a few ways to ‘save’ these precious souls who are so dear to Jesus. 

Peter asked Jesus “what then will there be for us?” and this is so typical of human beings, what is in it for me?  Peter and disciples had given everything up and left to follow our Lord and now Peter wanted to know if they would be receiving anything special.  If the true man side of Jesus didn’t shake His head in disbelief at this question I would be surprised as Peter didn’t understand the importance of being saved.  And at times we too fail to see the true importance of being SAVED. 

The ‘stuff’ in our world continually numbs us to what is really important in our lives.  Being saved and helping others throughout this world to learn about a risen Savior is what is truly important.  Thank you for ‘saving’ His children in St. Marc and serving our Triune God. 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen. 

May God be with you…Jay