Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

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Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

In service, sickness or death, Dr. Kent Brantly wanted to “glorify God,” he said in a statement upon his release from the Emory University Hospital after surviving the deadly Ebola virus. Despite contracting a potentially fatal disease, he saw his work as a “calling from God.”

While some questioned and ridiculed his missionary work as narcissistic, others defended his Christlike service of selflessness. At 33, he chose to leave a comfortable and promising medical career and become a missionary for a “faithful God.”  Dr. Brantly’s exemplary service in the face of danger is clarion call for medical missionary workers to be the arms and feet of Jesus Christ both in their home countries and abroad. It is time that the world sees the glory of God through the selfless and faithful service of medical and dental workers seeking to alleviate the pain of many while pointed them to The Great Physician.

  1. The great Physician now is near,
    The sympathizing Jesus;
    He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
    Oh, hear the voice of Jesus.
    • Refrain:
      Sweetest note in seraph song,
      Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
      Sweetest carol ever sung,
      Jesus, blessed Jesus.
  2. Your many sins are all forgiv’n,
    Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
    Go on your way in peace to heav’n,
    And wear a crown with Jesus.
  3. All glory to the dying Lamb!
    I now believe in Jesus;
    I love the blessed Savior’s name,
    I love the name of Jesus.
  4. His name dispels my guilt and fear,
    No other name but Jesus;
    Oh, how my soul delights to hear
    The charming name of Jesus.
(Lyrics by William Hunter)

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Valmy Karemera is associate editor of The Compass Magazine and posts daily news updates on the Compass Twitter page. Originally from Rwanda, he now lives and works in Texas with his family.