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Wonderful Works to Keep Us Connected

Isn’t it reassuring that wonderful works are only a cure away? 

Polio, measles, and rubella, have all been eliminated in the United States. And smallpox has also been eradicated worldwide. According to Health24, five diseases may be cured in our lifetime: Cancer, HIV/Aids, Cystic Fibrosis, Ebola, and Alzheimer’s.

Hope abounds for cures to our illnesses!

It is truly amazing how much effort backs the search for cures to the 10,000 diseases that are a reality in our world today. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 130,700 medical scientists in America, working to find cures. 

Wonderful Works Through Cures to Diseases

Being disconnected from friends, loved ones, co-workers—people in general—immediately signals the need for a remedy that will bring us back to the connectedness we often take for granted. 

We were created to be connected! Being connected is a significant part of our well being. If ever there was a time when being connected felt more important, it’s now. So for those who have devoted their lives to finding the cure for diseases, you are to be applauded for your wonderful works.

Wonderful Works that Touch Our World 

I’m reminded of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982 movie), the magical story of a young boy that befriends an alien creature.) Who can’t recall the amazing moment when their two worlds connected with the simple touch of their fingers? 

We have our private worlds that need cures. Personal cures.

We’re connected with others when issues are resolved, barriers dissolved.

We’re connected when relationships are restored, ensuring we are no longer separated from those we love.

We’re connected when life is resumed because a solution has been found—a cure.

Wonderful Works Are A Cure Away

“If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in His eyes, and give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.” Exodus 15:26 ESV

“O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful works, I would never come to the end of them.” Psalm 40:5 NLT

Consider this: Aren’t wonderful works as near as our being connected to The One who loves us and created us to be connected—not only to others but most importantly to Him?

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