About 20 years ago, the phrase “What would Jesus Do?” Became popular. We had the bracelets, the T-shirts, the plaques that all read WWJD. It was to remind us to love one another, to be kind to one another, to follow the golden rule. And while, yes, Jesus did all of that, let us not forget what else He did.
When someone came to him who was sick, He did not ask that they learn a lesson in their sickness, or ask that they would have strength to endure, or wisdom for the physicians. What Jesus did was heal them. Let’s do what Jesus did.
When He met Matthew the tax collector, considered by his people to be a chief sinner and betrayer of his people, Jesus did not scorn him, rebuke him or give him a stern lecture. What Jesus did was embrace him and forever changed his destiny. Let’s do what Jesus did.
When He met the women at the well, a sinner shacked up with a man, He taught her to be an evangelist. He changed culture norms by allowing women to learn and follow him. He touched the untouchables, lepers and healed them. He restored children back to their mothers. He faced the bully in the town who lived in the tombs terrorizing people and set him free from his demonic oppression. Let’s do what Jesus did.
What would Jesus do? I think we should dust off our old WWJD paraphernalia and remind ourselves of the WHOLE story of what He did. Let us do what He did. Let’s heal the sick, restore those who are lost, speak destiny over those who may be living in sin. Let us change our culture, touch the untouchable and make them clean. Let’s restore children back to their parents, set those free who are oppressed and harassed by the enemy, and preach the gospel.
Let’s go out and do what Jesus did!
Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them. (Matthew 4:23-24 NASB)