I haven’t figured this out yet. Some people get sick, take medicine, have surgery, nothing works, and they die. Others do the same regimen, and they’re healed. They live to die later of something different.
And others are healed miraculously. Maybe instantaneously, maybe with or without medical intervention.
So as we were learning this song for Sunday morning, I wasn’t sure what to think. While it offers hope to those who need it, and/or confirmation to those who’ve experienced it, what about to those who haven’t yet been healed? At least not in a tangible way? Is it offensive? Is it promising something that God doesn’t?
“Healing is here
And I receive it
Healing is here
And I believe it”
But as we sang it Sunday morning during 1st service, I looked out and saw my friend Vivian.
Her seat has been empty the past few Sundays. Death suddenly took a liking to her three weeks ago. He breathed down her neck out of the blue. He tried to stop her heart from beating. But it kept thumping on.
And today Vivian was back and looking marvelous and giving all praise to God.
So I did, too.
Death had failed again. This time. She was healed, however you want to classify it—medical, miraculous, both.
But death doesn’t give up. He will return for her. For me. For you.
Our healing has to mean more. More than just our bodies.
That’s easier for me to believe. God heals our spirits. He breaks off chains. He ushers our souls into life. Into freedom.
- Freedom from slavery
- Freedom from condemnation
- Freedom from a larger death
When we shed our outer bodies through the passage of time and decay and disease, it means liberty to our inner selves. The healing that God has already begun will be completed.
That is definitely a miracle to me.
So in the meantime, I’ll still sing about healing. I’ll still pray for healings of all kinds—physical, spiritual, emotional, mental.
And when I see healing—of any kind—I’ll still praise God for it.
Not because I understand the ins and outs of it. I don’t. But because I trust the Healer.
Wholeness is God’s default setting for each of us.
- If not visible, then invisible.
- If not here, then there.
- If not now, then later.
I will believe.
Healing is here.
“I reach my hands to the heavens
I lift my eyes where my Help comes from
I look to You my Rock my Healer
I trust in You”
* * *
Have you witnessed a miraculous physical healing? How would you define spiritual healing? Please share in the comments.
- You must read this one – “Just Mercy”
- “Searching for Sunday” – Book review