Sunday, March 10, 2013

Who wants to be healed?

In today's Gospel reading, Jesus heals the sickness of an official's son from afar and instantaneously through the father.  Yes, it did happen before.  But,  how about now?
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Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  He still heals whoever realizes that he is sick of whatever malady in body, emotion, mind, or spirit;  and that he sincerely and humbly asks for healing. We can start our healing process, one way or the other,  when we come to realize that there are more rights than wrongs with us.

Jesus Heals the Official Son (NIV John 4:43-54)
43 After the two days he left for Galilee. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, for they also had been there.
46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
48 “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”
49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”
53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.
54 This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.


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