A Thrill of Hope
"A Thrill Of Hope" - He Came to Heal Us (12/12)
He Came to Heal Us
Jesus cares, can, and continues to heal those who come to Him.
When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
“…by His wounds we are healed.”
- Acknowledge your brokenness.
- Ask (and keep asking) Jesus to heal your physical, emotional, and spiritual brokenness.
- Listen (and keep listening) for His response.
What about medicine?
- Receive the healing He offers.
You do not have to settle for unanswered prayers.
“Blessed is the one who does not stumble because of me.”
- Share the healing He gives you.
Questions for Reflection/Discussion:
- What is the status of your Christmas shopping?
- What do you think of Jesus’ statement, “blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me?”
- Which of the qualities that Jesus demonstrated by healing (compassion, power, wholeness) stands out to you? Why do you think that is?
- Interact with the statement, “God won’t fix what you won’t admit is broken.”
- Is there an area of your life you know the Lord has healed you? How have you (or can you) share that healing with others?