If the "kingdoms of this world are to become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ" then you and I have to take the rule of Jesus out into the world around us. Isn't the present expression of the kingdom of God wherever we see the uncontested rule of Jesus through his people? For years I have been challenged by what the medical world would look like if it was being run by Jesus. A simplistic answer might be that Jesus would just heal everybody. But that has not been my experience. I prayed with large numbers of my patients, but only a few of them were clearly and specifically healed. I rejoice in that, but I look for more.
The medical world is also much more than just patients and helping them through their illnesses. Because we are dealing with "the kingdoms of THIS world" we also face all of the issues of cost and access and sharing of limited resources. How do Christians step up to the plate to handle the challenges that we find here?
I have had the privilege of starting a company to try to address some of these issues in the real world marketplace of competition and trying to make a profit while genuinely serving those God has called you to help. Our latest initiative is really exciting me because I believe it has the potential of showing the world around us a better way to handle medical costs.
My company, The Karis Group, is reaching out to churches and faith based non-profits to help them learn about an alternative to traditional health insurance for their staff. With family premiums exceeding $15,000/yr, we're hearing that many organizations cannot offer insurance or are forced to reduce benefits.
A solution that drops the cost for families by 2/3 while increasing service is Samaritan Ministries coupled with The Karis Group's Kare360plus service.
The Karis Group brings it all together and helps groups become informed and make the transition.
If you're interested in learning more, I'd encourage you to attend one of The Karis Group's upcoming 30 min webinars. You can view available date/times and register here:http://bit.ly/AhtP8O.