There’s an interesting story in the Gospels of a father whose son is troubled by evil spirits. The desperate man brings his boy to the disciples for help but they couldn’t do anything. They didn’t have the knowledge or the power. It was only when Jesus appeared that the awful situation was finally resolved.
How many times does the world show up at the church doors looking for help only to find ineffective believers who send them away to seek solutions elsewhere? That is sad. I personally believe that every need in this world can be meet by the church. No exceptions. The only reason the church is not addressing vexing issues like child abuse, poverty, and crime, is because the church doesn’t believe it can. God’s children have been convinced that difficulties of the world are best fixed by worldly solutions.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Only when the church accepts that it possess both the knowledge and the power, will real solutions appear.
Take Away: God’s children have been convinced that difficulties of the world are best fixed by worldly solutions.