On the eleventh day of Christmas, I'm thinking about my friends who are struggling with some sort of illness. Whether depression, cancer, or unexpected losses, I want to bring my friends to Jesus.
"I am the the Lord, your healer." (Exodus 15:26)
As the Christmas season comes to a close, the church begins a journey with Jesus to the cross and resurrection. Epiphany is followed by Lent which leads to Resurrection Sunday.
Jesus is revealed as our Lord and Savior over sin and death. His earthly ministry included healing the sick and raising the dead. Each healing recorded in the gospels points the people of God to what we are lining for and expecting from King Jesus. He is our healer.
God is healer.
Instead of thinking of salvation only in spiritual terms, we cling to the hope in Jesus as the healer of our MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT. He comes to save us completely!
Should we pray for healing from physical or mental infirmities?
"Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled." (Psalm 6:2)
Yes! We confess that He can heal us and chooses to heal us. We believe that he will heal us!
For some, God chooses to heal them and restore their life on this earth. For others, God restores their life after this life. Either way, God is healer.
Paul was so confident of this truth, he proclaimed,
"To live is Christ; die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)
He is Jehovah Rapha, who is Jesus Christ! Neither death or sickness overwhelms His power.