16th April 2016

A Godsend

“For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”
Ephesians 2:18 (NIV) 

After years of detesting my mobile, having loathed the technology, having struggled with mis-sent texts and gobbledygook messages, I found myself describing this wretched device as a godsend to a friend. The reason behind this reversal of thought had been a serious illness of a close loved one. The mobile had been my lifeline to my sons and close friends. It had enabled me to speak to medical experts promptly. Through contacting those closest to me on the mobile, I was given much needed support. This apparatus of the 20th century really had proved to be a godsend.

So what actually is a godsend? Collins dictionary gives the definition as ‘a person or thing that comes unexpectedly but is particularly welcome.’ As a Christian, I realised the significance of the actual word. ‘Godsend.’ There is no doubt that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent by God His Father to save this world from itself. In 1 John 4:14 it says, “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.” Jesus is my true Godsend, not a pathetic piece of plastic made in Japan.

Although I appreciate the usefulness of a mobile phone, the healing of my loved one lies in the hands of the God of the Universe. Exodus 23:25 tells us, “Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.” I don’t need a mobile phone to speak to my Healer—He hears me wherever I am and whatever I am doing with no need for a ‘good signal.’ I have direct access to the throne of God thanks to Jesus.

One day mankind will welcome the Godsend of the Son of God wholeheartedly. We read in Philippians 2:10 “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” On that day sickness and suffering will be no more. The Prince of Peace will restore sanity to this desperate world, and the need for baffling mobile phones will be no more.

Wonderful Father, your might and power is matched only by your compassion and love for we who are unworthy. Thank you for always being there for us no matter how dark the day becomes.

Irene Wilson


2015-01-24 Irene Wilson & Joy Barlow prepare brunchAbout the Author:
Irene Wilson is a Deaconess in the Watford Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK, where she also serves on the Pastoral Council.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Herts. WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: george-sue.henderson@tesco.net

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