Feb 10, 2015
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
This past week the AnGeL Ministries Office was honored by a visit with Jonathan Feldstein. I had met Jonathan briefly this past summer when I was in Jerusalem. He is a lovely man, an American born Jew, who immigrated to Israel in 2004 and lives there today with his wife and six children. One of his passions is to build bridges between Israel and the Christians who support her, which is one of the reasons he founded Heart to Heart, a unique non-profit that donates blood to bless Israel.
Jonathan was passing through our city with a Bridges to Peace ambulance donated to Israel by a Christian ministry. On his way from Tampa, FL, to Baltimore, MD, he had stopped off at various churches for people to pray over the vehicle. He came by our office to extend to us that privilege, too. We gathered around to gaze at the white ambulance with the Star of David emblazoned on its side. It dramatically stood out in our parking lot. It was even more special to learn that it was destined for Galilee, the adopted home of our Lord while He was here on earth. And we couldn’t help but think of the wounded soldiers who might be transported in it, or the expectant mothers who might give birth in it, or the elderly father whose heart might be restarted in it. We realized that the common denominator was the need to be saved for whoever was transported. The ambulance was being sent to save lives. Whoever they might be.
And that made me think of Jesus!
He, too, was sent to save lives. He was sent by the Father from Heaven’s throne into this world to save you and me from wounds that otherwise would be fatal– sin, guilt, and the ultimate penalty for both which is judgment and eternal death. He was sent to give you and me new life. And He has the power, not just to restart your heart, but to remake your heart. Jesus was sent because God loves you! He will save anyone and everyone who calls on Him.
So this Valentine’s, join me in thanking God for Heaven’s Ambulance.