We get an excellent overview of Jesus' earthly ministry in Matthew 4:23 (NKJV)--"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people." Not only did Jesus minister to the physical needs of the people by teaching and preaching, but He also met their physical needs by healing their diseases. I think we can learn something from the approach that Jesus took on earth and continues to take today from His throne in Heaven. As Dr. Emmanuel Mbennah puts it in today's Footsteps, "Surely the compassionate love of God will have us focus on the entire person and not just on one aspect of the person."
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(Photo of Dr. Emmanuel Mbennah)