I see in my mind a man of Jackson County standing outside the churches, and he is saying something. I see his lips and arms moving as he speaks, but I hear nothing. What is he saying?
Maybe he is saying the same thing another man once said. This other man appeared to the Apostle Paul in a vision one night. That man was from the country of Macedonia. He stood before Paul and urged Paul to do something. He said, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” (Acts 16:9) Maybe the Jackson County man I see is saying the same thing — “Come and help us.”
What does he mean when he says, “help us?” Paul concluded when the Macedonian man said the same thing that he meant, come, tell us about Jesus (Acts 16:10). Spiritual help is what Paul had to offer. That’s all Peter and John (Acts 3:1-6) had to offer when a poor handicapped man asked them for help. Peter said to that man, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” Spiritual help is the best we have to offer.
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