I haven’t become a heretic, bought into the Davinci Code, and decided that Jesus was married. It’s just that sometimes I feel like I’m married to Him (her). This isn’t some sweet platitude about how intimate I am with Jesus. It’s a bit of a stretch…
The majority of you know what’s like to be around Sarah. She makes you feel better about life, about yourself, and about your faith in a savior named Jesus of Nazareth. The city of Cape Town is quickly learning what it’s like to be around her. And it’s been almost healing for them to be near her. Sarah has started counseling several women here. These women have real problems. They all live in poverty for starters. One was raped as a child. One woman is mistreated by her parents. One lady’s kids are stealing from her. Another woman is being abused by her husband. Word seems to be getting out about Sarah. That she has some sort of healing touch (it’s because she is pointing them to JESUS). When I hear about their struggles I’m so dumbfounded as to what I would say. How I would “fix” their problems. But she doesn’t do that. She can’t fix their problems. She just keeps pointing them to Jesus. He’s the only one that can heal them. But it’s just amazing to watch as the women request these meetings with her and walk away transformed. It really reminds me of stories in the Gospels when people did all sorts of things to see or touch Jesus. They climbed trees, the dug through a roof; they lost all their dignity. Whatever it took to be near Jesus they did it! And it feels like the word is spreading. “If you talk to the cute American girl something will happen.” What will happen is that she will point them to the only thing that can ever heal their pain, Jesus Christ our Lord, the one that conquered the Grave!
Sarah will be embarrassed that I posted this, but it’s true, and it’s just been amazing to watch her “light shine before all men”. She’s been a star, in the Ephesians 3 sense. For so many of us she’s been pointing us to Jesus for a long time, I’m just thankful that now the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town gets to experience it, too.