I have to admit that this name of Jesus hit home for me this week. I have a couple of dear people in my life who desperately need God’s healing.
Ann Spangler brought to my mind two important things regarding healing this week:
1) Miracles of healing are a sign of Christ’s kingdom to come.
Jesus—the master Physician—performed healings more than 2,000 years ago to draw attention to the kingdom He was establishing here on earth. We are a part of this kingdom—here, now! Yet His kingdom is not fully known to us. Only when He returns will complete healing—physical, mental, spiritual—be possible.
2) When we pray for healing we should remember Jesus is our ally. He always wants what’s best for us and those we care about.
These words are not mine, but Miss Spangler’s. I struggle even writing them, for I have not known intense sickness intimately. I do not know what it is like to suffer pain twenty-four hours a day, to rely on a loved one to perform simple, everyday tasks.
My prayer, though, is that God would supply us with faith that would move mountains—and yes, heal the sick.