My beloved Children in Christ, I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The auspicious word for today is taken from Psalms 9:18. “For the needy shall not always be forgotten.”
My mother has forgotten me, my husband has forgotten me, my wife has forgotten me, and my children have forgotten me. Child of God lamenting like this. Those who had a meal because of me, have forgotten me. Those who have broken bread with me have forgotten me. Child of God lamenting like this. God says I have not forgotten you. God never forgets the needy.
Needy refers to the poor, the suffering, those living under the poverty line, and those anticipating their needs. They are referred to as needy, poor people. Such people will be forgotten by all. The rich will be remembered. When you say their name, they will remember them. When you name their city, they will remember them. But a needy, poor man will be forgotten by all. Even his relatives will forget them. When you say their name, they feign ignorance. But Jesus is not like that. He is a very good God. He not only promises to never forget the needy but also keeps his word.
We read about a poor blind beggar Bartimeous who called out to Jesus, “Lord help me.” He cried, “Son of David have mercy.” God valued his cry and stood still. He called him and enquired what he wanted. He said, “I want to see.” “Just open my eyes, I will do some job and survive.” Jesus did a miracle immediately. Beloved child of God, that is our God. Many roadside beggars who were begging have received a miracle from God. Many lepers, many lame beggars, during Jesus’s time, Jesus did a miracle for them without forgetting them.
Particularly, the man at the Pool of Bethesda who had an infirmity for thirty-eight years. Jesus did not proceed to submit Himself to death on the cross, resurrection to heaven, and forget him. As His days of suffering and death were nearing, He remembered this man suffering for 38 years and went to him. Jesus went to the Pool of Bethesda, but no one took Him there. He is a God who remembers the waiting needy person. He was there for 38 years, God remembered him, and met him. He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” “Yes, Lord!” “Rise, take up your bed, and walk.” The man took his bed and walked. God never forgets the needy. His relatives had forgotten him. 38 years he never went home. No one came in search of him. Jesus came in search of him. That Jesus has come to your house. He looks at you and says, “Daughter, I have not forgotten you.” You don’t have riches, nor beauty, no government job, no own house. The whole city might have forgotten you, but I have not forgotten you. I have come in search of you. Through this word, I have come to your house. God has come to bless you. He is doing some good things for you today. He is breaking every bondage today.
Dear Lord, we thank you. I bless my children in the name of Jesus. You said the poor and needy will never be forgotten. Those who are watching this program, sobbing that everyone has forgotten me, everyone has forgotten me, they have abandoned me. Lord come and help them. Help them to such an extent by raising them to great heights so that they will be remembered by all. They said my children’s names have been erased, make their name proud, like a city on a hill. Make them sit in high places and do miracles for them. Build houses for my children, remove their poverty, and make them wealthy. My children should never borrow but only lend. In Jesus Name.