Let's reflect on the mystery of healing today.
There is a close connection between love, forgiveness, healing and peace.
God revives the humble and contrite … leading them to comfort.
Only five of Jesus' healing events in the Gospels involve people dying. The main stories are for the blind, deaf, dumb, paralysed and possessed.
In many ways, these can be metaphors for common experiences of life – spiritual blindness, deafness, dumbness, paralysis, and deadness.
- Blind > can't see; darkness; no vision.
- Deaf > can't hear; silence; no revelation.
- Dumb > can't speak; muted; muzzled; no voice.
- Paralysed > can't move; frozen; stuck in a moment.
Do you need God's healing today?
God doesn't change past events but he can heal the memory of them. Don't submerge yourself in the past event, becoming trapped in continual replay. Instead, detach yourself from it and talk to Jesus about your feelings, then and now. Open up to his healing touch.
Scriptures to Meditate On
Exodus 15:26. I am the Lord who heals you.
Psalm 103:1-5. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 147:3. The Lord heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
Luke 4:18-19. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord ’s favor has come.
See also Healing Today