Healing for Life's Hurts

Martha and Jaime Amaro

READ : Mark 2:1-12 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (v. 5) When Jesus returned to Capernaum, many came to him with the hopes of healing and forgiveness. Among them was a paralyzed man who had been brought by his friends. The Synagogue leaders were offended by Jesus’ claim to forgive the man’s sins, and they doubted Jesus’ ability to heal him. Jesus said to them, “Why do you raise such …

Solid Gold

Martha and Jaime Amaro

READ : Genesis 6 . . . So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it . . . (vv. 14-15 NIV) While making dinner one evening, I noticed my husband was sketching on the back of a pizza box. He was drawing the measurements of Noah’s ark to scale, so the Tzotzil Christians in a training course we were teaching …

I Can Help Jesus

Martha and Jaime Amaro

READ : Mark 16:14-18 “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” (v. 15) It was a Sunday in Lent in 2003, in a little church in Monterrey, Mexico. After teaching the children the story of the resurrected Jesus commissioning the disciples, I asked the children, “I wonder what each of you will do to show the way of the kingdom of God?” The children remained quiet. Later on a ten-year-old boy who seemed …