In this message from “Goodness in the Middle,” Pastor J.D. looks at the story of Naaman, a powerful king with a major problem—leprosy. Naaman would eventually get the healing he was after, but not before God led him a direction he never expected to go. Through Naaman—and, more tellingly, through his unnamed servant—we get a glimpse of what God does in the midst of our suffering. God, through the suffering of his righteous servants, brings redemption and healing to the nations. Suffering servants have always been at the center of his plan.
God, through the suffering of his righteous servants, brings redemption and healing to the nations. It’s what he did through Joseph. It’s what he did with this young girl. It’s what he does, ultimately, in Jesus. And it’s what he intends to do through us. Suffering servants are at the center of God’s plan.