Safety from threats large and small

In the wake of the largest, most torrential rains in half a century, the people of Thailand find themselves facing not just concerns about flooding. They are bracing for yet another onslaught—one of mosquito-borne illnesses, dengue fever in particular.  

Much of a caring world may find it a little too easy to relate to Thailand’s troubles. The idea that something small, almost undetectable, and seemingly uncontrollable can plague the human body and threaten one’s health isn’t foreign. For instance, parts of the United States are labeled as tick-prone areas where the fear of Lyme disease and its resulting symptoms threaten an individual’s health. 

But to buy into such a view would be to overlook the spiritual resources that are already close at hand and that can make a transforming difference, that can have a permanent healing impact. These spiritual resources are really, at their core, no different than the resources Christ Jesus, and other spiritual thinkers from the Bible, drew on. 

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January 9, 2012

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