E-votional   The Healer
February 2, 2001
Verse:
He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace'." 

-- Luke 8:48
http://bible.gospelcom.net/bible?Luke+8:40-56
 
Thought:
Both were watching their life whittle down to the few precious moments they were able to enjoy.  They then decided to go to Jesus with their problems.  Jesus was surrounded by a crowd, everyone was touching Him, wanting something from him, yet it was the woman who was healed.  The leader of the synagogue too need help, it seemed a last resort, so he too turned to Jesus.  As they had Jesus heal both of the ailments, each was done by faith.  Moreover, when we pray that we are healed or get well, the first thing we do is turn to God, for we realize our power over the matter is limited.
Hear the Good News, Christ makes a difference in our life.  Though Christ does make such an impact in our life, we at times forget His place in our life.  We forget until we need Him.  Ailments, when they come into our life, they have the power to make things look different and cause us to appreciate the smaller things in life we overlook.  The experience of Christ heals everyone, of one thing or another.  The crowd in the passage above, how many wanted a physical healing?  We hear of only two.  Yet how many experienced healing through the actions of Jesus with the woman and the little girl?  I once thought that having the ability, through Christ, to touch and to heal would be the greatest gift I could ever share, but I was incorrect.  The greatest I could ever share is the healing experience of Jesus.
 
Prayer:
Lord, as I have felt poorly and that life was supposed to be better than it was then that I turned to you.  And though I did not know what was in store for me, your presence lifted me high up and filled me with a peace and understanding that was like nothing I knew before.  Lord, we all come to You for different reasons in our life.  The one thing we do know is that we need You.  And the most exciting element of this is You are seeking us out.  Let me find You in my good days and my bad days.  Help me to share with others what a marvelous thing You are doing in my life.  You make a wonderful difference.  Today, I feel better.  Thank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.