Every year the chorus “Health to give and sell” is sung in Brazil, while partygoers imagine and wish each other a Happy New Year, with lots of money in their pockets and… health to give and sell.
This 2021 started with this chorus more current than ever … but with a new meaning: Many going after anyone who can give a vaccine, or willing to pay dearly for a life-saving treatment.
Health to give and sell has ceased to be the personal and disinterested desire of friends, to become a profitable business strand, where countries are not asking the price; citizens are wanting the state to give them health and companies in the health sector are selling expensive; from medicines to equipment, supplies and… vaccines.
After all, how much would you not pay for some physical, emotional (and political) tranquility in times like this?
As I thought about these facts, I remembered this well-known passage from Isaiah 55: 1-2, where God Himself is proclaiming:
“…and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” And also: “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?”
The Bible is clear in saying that the most significant and important things in life cannot be bought with your money, because they are priceless. They’re free!
And the Good News of the word is in Luke 5: 31-32 “Those who are healthy do not need doctors, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repent ”
Jesus did not come to improve the lives of those who are after more prosperity on earth with the help of the heavens… He came to save those who consider themselves lost and to heal those who know they are sick!
If you know someone in this situation, share this good news of the Gospel.
After all, is there anything more just than calling sinners to repentance?
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