Why the Ebola crisis needs a more biblical response

These women from Sierra Leone get it right. “Jesus always ran toward sick people.” His ministry had a bent towards those who were sick, oppressed and marginalized. This CT article spells out ways that one group of women are making a difference. They are mobilizing Christ’s followers to action. This is something that should challenge us wherever we live. As they say in this article, too often the ‘spiritual’ is separated from the ‘medical.’ The church may be lulled into believing she cannot make a difference. But look at Jesus. He was one person, and by following His Father’s will He was able to change the world! We must all take an example from these women from Sierra Leone.  We can make a difference in this world, whether in the midst of Ebola or lending a helping hand to a struggling youngster, I believe that we can and must act to lift the body and spirits of those who are sick and marginalized; this should especially be true for followers of Jesus.

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Doctor, epidemiologist, husband, father, Christian missionary physician

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