21 May Healing
John 9:5-7 “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam.”
I am amazed at the incredible things that medical professionals can do today. From simple treatments to super complicated surgeries. God has gifted them with a skill to help save lives. Right before Jesus heals the blind man, His disciples asked Him, “Who’s sin caused him to be blind, his sin or his father’s sin”. It was a common thought in those days, that medical issues like blindness or being lame was caused by sin. Jesus replies with “Neither, but so that the works of God can be displayed though him.” He refocuses the disciples back on God. We can also get lost in the reasons for medical issues in our world and blame God for them. What Jesus is trying to show us is that no matter the circumstance or the reason, God needs to be the focus. God is interested in healing our bodies sometimes miraculously and other times through the Doctors and nurses he has gifted. But God is more interested in healing our hearts. He made the way for that to heal through His Son. Through Jesus, the brokenness between us and God has been repaired. There is healing in the name of Jesus. He is the only one that can completely repair our hearts. When your heart is heavy and you are feeling full of pain, call out to Jesus who can heal.