When we are sick, we feel as if the world is out of order. It doesn’t take much to put us in that state either, a simple cold can make our emotional and spiritual lives feel off-kilter. Not to mention the havoc it plays on our physical bodies. Our Daily Bread reflects today on how physical healing is a portent of what to expect in God’s kingdom:
Within our orderly world, disease is a sign that something is “out of order.” Healing is a sign that God will some day restore all things to their original condition (Acts 3:21). When John the Baptist wanted to know whether Jesus was the “Coming One,” Jesus said, “Go and tell John . . . the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Luke 7:20-22). Healing was evidence that Jesus was Israel’s Messiah (Mal. 4:2).
We look forward to a time when our bodies are restored by God, but until that time, what are ways you thank God for the health you have?