Welfare Ministry


Section 5—Relieving Suffering Humanity

Gem Thought

What a busy life Christ led! Day by day He might be seen entering the humble abodes of want and sorrow, speaking hope to the downcast and peace to the distressed. The poor and suffering received the greatest share of His attention. Children loved Him. They were drawn to Him by His ready sympathy. By His simple, loving words He settled many a difficulty arising among them. Often He took them on His knee and talked with them in a way that won their hearts. WM 116.1

His was the medical missionary work that He asks His people to do today. Humble, gracious, tenderhearted, pitiful, He went about doing good, feeding the hungry, lifting up the bowed down, comforting the sorrowing. None who came to Him for aid went away unrelieved. Not a thread of selfishness was woven into the pattern He has left for His children to follow. He lived the life that He would have all live who believe on Him. It was His meat and drink to do the will of His father. To all who came to Him for help He brought faith and hope and life. Wherever He went He carried blessing. WM 116.2

To us Christ's message is, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”—Manuscript 115, 1902. WM 116.3

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Luke 9:2.