DEVOTIONS @ 205.825.9633
Senior Minister Ricky A. Woods
@ 8:15am & 7:15pm
Dial (205) 825-9633 a few minutes ahead of the scheduled start time.
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A central belief in the Christian Church is that Jesus is a healer. The confidence in Jesus' ability to heal has provided hope and strength for persons to keep pressing on against sickness and disease in spite of the difficulty.
The healing power of Jesus is displayed as being all encompassing in the gospel of Matthew through the crowds that came to Jesus and the various sicknesses Jesus healed. Jesus healed the lame, the blind, the mute, the maimed and many others. The many others had no specific desription of the nature of their illnesses but Jesus healed them all. Jesus willingness to heal reveals how God wants to make right in the world what has gone wrong.
It was never God’s intention for creation to be marred by sickness and pain. However, in a world of sin, greed and decay, people will always suffer. What Jesus shows us is how the things that restrict life, make life difficult and that rob us of life do not have the last word. Healing is always near in the presence of Jesus. In His presence, we can be restored, renewed and redeemed.
The healing power of Jesus not only gives us hope but gives us a reason to praise God. Our praise of God is our protest against sickness and disease. Our praise is our affirmation to what the presence of Jesus can mean in a world of sickness. The current pandemic has introduced us to new forms of sickness: sickness in a virus that continues to take lives around the world, and sickness in our body politic where the needs of American families and businesses are made to take a back seat to the agenda of career politicians.
Now more than ever we need to rediscover the faith that believes that Jesus is a healer and make our way to His presence to seek His healing power for both THE people and the land. What the Bible makes clear is that when people came to Jesus and surrender their needs at his feet, Jesus cures them.
Let’s decide to bring our needs to the feet of Jesus and surrender ourselves to His power, plan and purpose. Remember, Jesus is a healer. There is healer for all that afflicts us. Lord send a healing.