The bible tells us that grace is God’s unmerited favor towards us. The word “grace” is used over 170 times in the New Testament, and we are reminded that grace is not bought – it is a free gift of God to a needy mankind. When I think about God’s grace towards us, I think of my own love and favor for my new baby grandson. I love him without condition and not because he has earned it. I would do anything for him without any expectation of anything in return. Knowing that God extended grace and mercy to me far beyond what I can even begin to understand, He calls us to give that exact same love to others.
Through your ministry, you are showing grace and mercy to those most in need around the world. Most recently you have restocked desperately needed pharmaceuticals in Haiti after the hurricane. You supplied much-needed equipment and training for hospitals in Malawi. Doctors and nurses have provided training to their counterparts in Kenya and have served alongside them treating patients. You are empowering lives by providing scholarships to nursing students in DR Congo. These are just a few of the ways you are changing lives and sharing God’s Good News.But the sad reality is that your ministry partners serve in locations where poverty, violence and uncertainty are oftentimes part of life 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Providing grace and mercy might look like caring for a militia soldier with unbiased care in DR Congo, or distributing donated pharmaceuticals to a variety of medical missions in Haiti. It could even look like graciously welcoming a new nursing student whose single mom is too poor to pay for her continuing education.
This Father’s Day we ask you to give a gift of grace and mercy – completely unmerited love for someone you will never meet. Someone whose life God can change through your medical ministry partners, providing care where it is most needed.
A gift of $250 can send medical equipment to DR Congo. Giving $100 could help transport needed pharmaceuticals to Haiti. Even $50 can help new mothers in Malawi go home with the medicine their new babies need that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. To give a gift click here, or scroll down.
There are many today praying David’s prayer:
“Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.”
We thank you for continuing to faithfully show God’s grace and mercy to the poorest of the poor.