From the Forward…
Like a doctor with healing medicine, God steps into need, brokenness, and injustice with a promise to restore all things and make all things new. The gospel rights wrongs, restores peace, and reverses the effects of sin, allowing humanity to once again flourish under God’s rule. Like the Great Physician, we are invited to apply the healing medicine of God’s Spirit as we love our neighbor, do justice, and serve others by providing for their most basic and simple needs.
This promise of restoration does not mean we are immune to suffering. We all hurt. Spiritual warfare is real. God never promised us a life without need or hardship, but he has promised us something greater – his presence and power. God’s presence and power enable us to step into other’s needs, not only with words but also with action, as we live openly, equitably, and generously together (Jeremiah 30:27, Micah 6:8, Galatians 6:10, 1 Peter 5:10, Revelation 21:1-5).