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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 14, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, October 14 Samuel I.J. Schereschewsky

Luke 9:1-2 Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

Jesus sends the twelve disciples to minister in his name, giving them the same power and authority! I find it startling that Christians don’t talk more about how Jesus shared his healing power so freely with his followers—and how Jesus still shares this power, calling us to be a part of his healing ministry.

As brothers and sisters of Jesus and children of a loving God, we’re all capable of miraculous acts—if we have faith. Each of us has different gifts. As followers of Christ, we are called to embrace God’s gifts of healing and miraculous power—and share them with others.

How did we forget this? How did we lose our awareness of this beautiful gift—this same power and authority of Jesus? We need to remember, for we are all created in the image of God.

MOVING FORWARD: How is Jesus calling you to join in his ministry of healing? Pray about this over the next few days.

PRAY for the Dioceses of New Hampshire and Isuikwuato (Nigeria)

Ps 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14 | Jonah 1:17—2:10 | Acts 27:9-26 | Luke 9:1-17

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