One day this week I was looking for something in our medicine
cabinet at home. I was amazed to see how many different types of pills
there were in there. I've brought a few examples to show you this
morning. These are pills I take for allergies. Here are some pills
that I take to relieve the pain that I have been having in my feet
recently. Here are some pills that I take when I have a headache.
These are some pills the doctor gave me to cure an infection. These are
just a few of the pills that were there. As I looked at all of these
pills, I started thinking, wouldn't it be wonderful if someone could develop a
pill that would cure everything! No matter what was wrong with you, this
one pill would cure it. That would be wonderful, wouldn't it?
Look at all of the people here this morning. When there
are this many people together, they have a lot of different problems in their
lives. Some may be hurting because a loved one has died. Another may
be hurting because his family has broken apart. Someone else may be
hurting because he has lost his job and doesn't know how he is going to pay his
bills and provide for his family's needs. Some may be hurting because
someone they are seriously ill. Or, perhaps, someone they love is
I was thinking, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a pill
that would help people with all of those different hurts? Well, thanks to
God, there is such a pill. It is called the "Gos-pill." It
is the "Gos-pill" of Jesus Christ. The word gospel means
"good news" and the good news is that Jesus loves us, cares for us,
died for us, and He is able to take away the suffering and pain in our
life. The one pill that can help us through all the hurt and pain in our
life is the "Gos-pill" of Jesus.
Dear Lord, there are many here this morning who are
hurting. We thank you for the good news that Jesus can take away their pain.