Here’s another thing I struggle with (and I think a lot of people have at one time or another). Why is it that in “under-developed countries we will see/hear of many miraculous healings, yet in this country they are few and far between?
I hope this does not offend anyone…I’m simply throwing ideas out there; trying to figure things out; spur conversation, but…
In the New Testament, Jesus came and healed and delivered and raised from the dead, to meet a need yes….but also to show people who He was/is! Everyone knew that these acts could only come from the power of God. No one is going to believe a guy walking around claiming to be the son of God but not doing anything. What if his main purpose was to prove his identity? Even the Pharisees knew that kind of power only came from God…they just weren’t willing to admit it.
So where am I going with this? Well…what if the Lord is doing the same thing in these other countries? I mean, a lot of these countries have never heard of Jesus or a creator God…they need that proof that their “unknown god” they’ve worshiped all their life is really Creator of the Universe, and Jesus is His son; He is a loving God; a powerful God…powerful enough to heal.
And what about us? We’re here in the US and we have heard who Jesus is over and over again; we’ve seen Him move in our lives; we have had the honor of hearing his Word (most of us)…do we need more proof?
Sometimes I ask for healing in my own life because it would be a much easier life if I were not bound by disease…that’s not a good reason.
Ok…last thought I’m going to share:
What about verses like Matthew 6:10 that says, “…Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? In heaven there’s no disease right? No suffering? No hardship? Therefore…this is what I’m starting to think:
That verse cannot mean, “make our life on earth like it will be in heaven”. Otherwise this would become heaven and we all know that heaven is our home but earth is not. So the point here, I think, is not to ask that earth become like heaven…but for whatever the Lord has laid out (whatever He has willed) in heaven be carried out in our lives on earth.
Do you see the difference? On other words, “God, whatever you have had laid out since the foundations of the earth…let it be so here. You’re will be done…not mine”.
I know this was an extremely long blog today, so I’m going to stop there. I commend anyone who made it to this point. And I want to invite you all to comment on here or email me with your objections or for further conversation.
Until next time…
May your moments bring Him glory!