Christian Fellowship Center - Qualicum Beach, BC.
It's fairly natural for us in the affluence of our society to depend on any "means at our disposal." Just lobby long and hard enough, get referred to the specialist, elect the right government, network with influential people, get the best education and most things come out at least close to what we hope for. Some of the time. Sort of! Even the possibility of "some of and sort of" is a dreamed of luxury for much of the world though.
This is the beauty and simplicity of the gospel - the Good News of Jesus Christ. It transcends culture, education, accessibility to medicine, government and economics.
Jesus declared that He was anointed to "bring good news to the poor... freedom for the prisoners... opening of sight to the blind... liberty for the oppressed." Love demonstrated in its fullness. Love demonstrated with power to save, heal and deliver.
Let's never become so reliant on our Western perks and sophistication that we lose the wonder of and dependency on the raw expression of God's heart. Real and substantive healing and change are found only in Him.
That's why at CFC we align ourselves with the Gospel - It's the mission of Jesus and so it is ours: To see lives transformed by the manifestation of His presence.