The Stronger Man

Maybe I’m a bit dramatic, but I have a picture in my mind that won’t go away, so I thought I would share it with you! I see a great army rising up, their swords thrust in the air, a triumphant shout rising from their throats. Led by the mighty Lion of Judah, the army marches forward; poverty, disease and death fall to their faces as we shout the name of Jesus and the Lion roars.

Last week in Malawi, a mother delivered a healthy baby boy, but complications arose and she died shortly after giving birth. Her baby is now at the Grace Center, the tiniest orphan we have embraced. I’m very glad to welcome Jachai into our family, but my heart aches that the cost was the death of his mother.

Jachai means to take the place of another by force or to overthrow. Jesus told a story about this. “For when a strong man like Satan is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are safe— until someone even stronger attacks and overpowers him, strips him of his weapons, and carries off his belongings.” (Luke 11:21-22) Our little Jachai is named after the Stronger Man, Jesus Christ and it is in the Name of Jesus that we battle poverty, disease and death.

Beth Moore talks about a mission trip to rural Africa and she ends with this statement: “You talk about a Drama King! There is nothing boring about God; you just have to go with Him!”

Our Summer Teams are about to step out on the adventure of a lifetime and we are following in the footsteps of the Drama King! With our swords raised for battle, we will pray, teach, set up irrigation systems, provide well check-ups for children, test moms and kids for anemia, preach and worship. Please join us in praying that we will walk in the footsteps of our King and that a significant blow will be dealt to poverty, disease and death this summer in Malawi.

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Posted on May 17, 2013 .