The deal is still on
What do you see when you’re looking at a baby? We see weakness and vulnerability. You’re
looking at someone who is totally dependent. In other words, you’re looking at the power of God.
You’re looking at someone who wouldn’t survive for another minute if God were not providing
for him or her.
We’re just bigger versions of that. We’re big babies! If God didn’t provide for us, we wouldn’t
survive any longer than a baby without caregivers and when we look upon a baby, we should be
reminded of that. If you want to see something of the power of God, take an infant into your arms
and look into her eyes, and know that God’s eternal way is to display his power in human
The world may be crumbling around us. It may seem that creation itself is on the verge of
collapse, but then word comes to us: Another baby has been born into the world. The deal is still
on! God is still committed to bringing about his reign in creation through weak human beings
who are empowered by him.
Whenever Zarah complains of tummy aches at night.. (usually because of indigestion), I would massage her reflex points and her tummy with coconut oil. The massage would usually begin by heating the oil on my palms and rubbing it together and laying both palms on her tummy, then I would pray for healing .. I would also end the massage by laying hands on her tummy and close with a prayer & thanksgiving (believing that she has already been healed of tummy aches).
18…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (KJV)
14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Last week, I was rolling in pain/cramps… Zarah walked over and told me ” You should pray!”..
It was easy for me to call upon the Lord’s help when Zarah is suffering, but when it was me.. I find it odd that Zarah have to even remind me. Should I call upon the elders of our church to pray over Nanay too? or should I depend on God and how He empowers common folks like me? I believe massage, oil, a good diet are all empowerment coming from the Lord. The empowerment to be able to choose how we treat ourselves, the empowerment to choose what goes in our mouth…