Saturday, March 31, 2007

Taking the Mystery Out of Healing

People wonder how it is that people are healed. What are the mechanics of bringing about a healing. What secret words, prayers, methods are used. Why do we make things so difficult? Where's the mystery? It's all about love.

Romans 5: 5
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

It's that love poured into us that brings about diving healing of everything. Jesus commanded us to love:

Luke 10: 27
He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself."

When we read or hear about someone being healed by prayer or the laying upon of hands, what we are really learning about is the depth of God's love. One cannot pray for healing and expect anything without first loving the person being prayed for. Loving deeply and compassionately.

Colossians 3: 12
12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

With that deep love and compassion God loves us back by bringing about a quickening, a flowing of the Holy Spirit, a mending of our flaws, that we may grow to love Him even more.

The healing ministry is a loving ministry. No magic, no hype, just love. There is a discipline for learning to love more than one ordinarily would. Jesus showed us the way (as shared in these accounts of Jesus healing) and demonstrated what the depth of His compassion and love yielded. The deeper the love, the greater the ministry. May we all learn to love like Jesus.

1 comment:

Art said...

That's great Marty. Love heals!