April Devotion: Rebuking the fever


Reading:
Luke 4:38-39

 

Giving through
Women of the ELCA

 

To support the ELCA Malaria Campaign through Women of the ELCA, make out your check to Women of the ELCA and write “ELCA Malaria Campaign” on the memo line. Mail your check to: Women of the ELCA, ELCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009.

[Jesus] entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.

Through our support of the ELCA Malaria Campaign, Women of the ELCA has followed Jesus’ example and rebuked the fever for hundreds of thousands of people in Africa.

Since the start of the ELCA Malaria Campaign, our companions overseas have already seen a measurable reduction in the number of deaths from this preventable, treatable disease. Working through Lutheran partners in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to help provide mosquito nets, education, testing, treatment, and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good.

The ELCA Malaria Campaign has a goal to raise $15 million by the end of 2015. The Campaign has raised almost $13.8 million—the goal’s within reach! And Women of the ELCA can make that happen.

World Malaria Day falls on April 25. We can make a real difference in the lives of families and communities in Africa by supporting the ELCA Malaria Campaign generously. By giving through Women of the ELCA, we can make it clear that we’re the ones rebuking the fever!

Let us pray.

Healing Lord, you drove out the fever that had sickened Peter’s mother-in-law, freeing her to serve with eagerness and strength. Inspire us to turn our own strength to helping you drive out the fever among our companions in Africa through the work of the ELCA Malaria Campaign. This we ask through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who seeks the healing of all your people, wherever they may be. Amen.


Past devotions:

March Devotion: Prophecies and visions
February Devotion: Giving thanks for Bold Women
January Devotion: Treasure chest
November Devotion: What's at stake?

October Devotion: Turn again. Have regard.
September Devotion: The ways of God
August Devotion: To judge like Deborah
June Devotion: How do you receive?