Today’s Devotional: Looking forward to being healed

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?

One Response to “Today’s Devotional: Looking forward to being healed”

  • David says:

    Always rejoice, unceasingly pray, in all things give thanks. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. God is able to heal us physically, but even when he does not, we must still rejoice and pray and give thanks, for he is still our lord and saviour and healer. Therefore when the Pharisees said to Jesus’ disciples, “Because of what does your teacher eat with the tax-collectors and sinners?”, Jesus said to them, “the ones who are able do not have need of a physician, but the sick have.” And the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, the prophecy saying, “Hearing you will hear and never might understand, looking you will look and never might see, for the heart of this people is thickened and their ears heard heavily and their eyes they closed, lest they might see with the eyes and might hear with the ears and might understand with the heart and turn around and I will heal them.” Blind ones see, for Jesus Christ is the true light who came into the world. Lame ones walk, for Jesus said, “I am the light of the world, and the one who follows me never might walk in the darkness but will have the light of the life.” Lepers are cleansed, for Jesus can cleanse us, and he wills to do so. Deaf ones hear and dead ones are raised, for even the ones who are dead in sins and in the world will hear the voice of the son of God and the ones who hear will live. This then, is the good news which we proclaim!

  • Edward Flethcer says:

    What a wonderful time that will be when we are all healed of our afflictions and don’t need to worry about becoming sick again!!!!!!! Lots of rejocing will be heard, ForEver!!!!

  • Roxanna Kalba says:

    I truly believe this is the answer. I have been on the side-lines of faith and realize that I need to make Jesus Christ the source and center of my spiritual healing. I give thanks to the Lord for his everlasting love.