Jesus was known for healing people. In fact, Jesus was healing people even before “He was wounded for our transgressions.” Healing is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God and is available to us today!
For those who have suffered from sickness or disease, particularly those who have experienced the ravages of a long-term illness or the deep loss that accompanies the death of a loved one, the topic of healing is not merely philosophical or even theological, it is emotional.
With sensitivity to those personally affected by the pain of sickness or disease, I offer this truth to all who suffer – Jesus heals.
The physician Luke recorded in detail numerous accounts of Jesus’ miraculous ministry, includng these from chapters four and five:
“And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them. Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.” Luke 4:38-40 ESV
“While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him.” Luke 5:12-13 ESV
“But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” —he said to the man who was paralyzed— “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, glorifying God.” Luke 5:24-25 ESV
Simply put, Jesus heals. It’s not just that He did, but He still does. And He has given the ministry of healing to His followers, so that we, too, may lay hands on the sick and they will recover.
If you are in need of healing, call on Jesus! He still heals.