Spread the Cure

Imagine a disease that’s terrible and life threatening. Every day on the news you hear stories about people afflicted with the disease. Friends and close family members have already suffered and died. Now imagine that someone developed a cure but only gives very limited access to it. What would people think of that person?


Well, you don’t have to guess.

People are not thinking too kindly of the CEO of Mylan pharmaceuticals. Mylan is the current owner of EpiPen, a plastic device that, with the push of a button, injects what Bloomberg News estimates to be about a dollar’s worth of the generic hormone epinephrine to treat deadly anaphylactic shock. It was originally priced at $57, but under Mylan ownership increased 450% to over $600. The United States Senate is now investigating the issue.

What do the afflicted people think of Mylan? How would you feel if you knew healing was available, but you could not access the cure?

Thank God, we have the only cure for the most dreaded sickness of all. His name is Jesus! He alone can bring ultimate healing. If you are born again, then the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) calls you to spread the cure.

There are at least four types of calls to share the Gospel: 

  • The call from above. The commandment of Jesus—“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15).
  • The call from below. The rich man’s plea to share the Gospel with his family—“Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house—for I have five brothers so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.” (Luke 16:27-28)
  • The call from inside. Paul was internally compelled to spread the Gospel—“Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” (1 Cor. 9:16)
  • The call from outside. Paul heard the call from Macedonia— “A man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us,” (Acts 16:9).

May you hear all His divinely-appointed calls and respond to the leading of our Lord with joyful obedience.

In the love of the Lamb,

Pastor Steven