• Chris Steele

But Wait, There is a Cure

Be Strong, Be Well — Tuesday, June 23

The pandemic has hit most every country and culture in the entire world. Everyone has been affected in some way by the virus.

The biggest news story ever, will be the discovery of a vaccine and cure for COVID. There will be relief on everyone’s mind. Millions will want one or the other treatment depending on their situation. And they will tell their family, friends, and every passerby the good news. The celebrating and rejoicing will be universal.

There is a spiritual pandemic. Sin has come upon the whole world (Romans 3:23; 5:12). Without a cure spiritual death is certain. It’s a horrible death because physical death will not end it (Matthew 25:30; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).

But wait. There’s a cure. Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son came from heaven to this earth with the cure for our sins (Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18).

The Bible has full instructions on how to get the cure. So why are so few coming to receive it? Where are the masses affected by the ravages of sin? Jesus said, “...narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14).

Many don’t even know they’re sick. It’s up to God’s people (those who have been treated by the blood of Christ and cured) to help our loved ones, friends, strangers, and anyone who will listen, to convince them they are ill. They need the cure. They need the blood of Christ to wash away sin from their sin-sick souls.

Do we see the sadness and grief of those who have been overcome by sin? Are we willing to spread the good news? What would hold us back from telling them of the cure the loving Father in heaven has sent to them—to all of us? We must ask them, which is more important, the salvation of their souls or continuing to live in the sins that will condemn them for eternity? Just imagine the celebration for those who finally come to know the truth!

“So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing” (Acts 8:38-39). —Chris

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