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WHAT GOD CAN DO FOR US


A young pastor in another church told about an experience he had with a family who tended to be the "Easter and Christmas" variety of church attendees. A young woman in the family became critically ill. The prognosis was bad. In fact, doctors expected she might die within weeks.


The woman asked the Pastor, "If Jesus healed in the Bible, why doesn't he heal me?" The Pastor told her that God certainly COULD heal her and he prayed with the family.


Then the family began to beg and bargain that "if only" God would heal her, they would completely recommit themselves to him and they would be in church every Sunday for the rest of their lives.


To the amazement of the doctors ... and the family ... and the Pastor ... God healed this woman. She came out on the other side of the sickness and was released from the Hospital. Sure enough, the next Sunday the entire extended family filled up a row at Church. The young woman gave her testimony and everyone praised God for his mercy.


The next week the family was there again. But after about a month, only the young woman and her husband were attending. And before long, their attendance became sporadic until they dropped back to the old Christmas and Easter pattern.


For a sign-seeker, even an amazing personal miracle is not enough to produce lasting faith. Real faith means trusting Jesus for who He is ... not for what he can do for us.


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