Friday, April 25, 2014

Healing

I have heard preachers say that Jesus didn't heal everyone. At the pool of Bethesda for instance, he must have stepped over several crippled or sick people to get to the one who had stepped into the pool of water and asked for healing. 

I have also heard preachers say that Jesus did heal everyone who asked. And as I read the accounts of healing in my bible I am inclined to agree. However, in my own lifetime I have asked many times for many healings. There have been times I received healing and times that I haven't. I don't know why that is and it is a question I have asked the Lord many times.

Sometimes the Lord chooses to heal and sometimes he doesn't. We don't see or understand the whole picture. I have prayed fervently for others for healing and the Lord chose to take them home to be with him. Other times he has healed certain ones. I know that Acts 10:34 says, God is no respecter of persons."  He does not show favoritism.  I also know that his ways are not our ways and he is beyond our understanding and comprehension.


If I don't get the answer to my question on this side I tell myself that one day, when I am with the Lord in heaven, I will ask him about it, and surely he will tell me.  Then I realize that once I am with him in heaven I won't care about the answer because it won't be important anymore. What will be important is that I am in his presence.  I must remind myself that this life is not about me, it is about him. It is about his glory.  It is about laying my treasures up in heaven, not on earth.  It is about apprehending what I have been apprehended for.  I remind myself that this life is just a stepping stone to get to eternity.  It's all about Him.  He is Eternal Life.  

"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me,“Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son."  Revelation 21:1-7



2 comments:

  1. Very Good Aunt Debbie! I often feel the same way about asking Him to heal others and he chooses to take them home! Great post!

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