“Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them.” One of the greatest aspects of knowing, loving, and serving Jesus in this life is the promise He makes of bringing us healing on all different kinds of levels and all different times of stages and moments of our earthly existence. The Letter to the Hebrews constantly underscores this wonderful truth precisely because Our Lord and Savior have assumed our human nature and become one of us so that He could love and heal each one of us. The Feast of Christmas of recent memory serves to celebrate the wonders that at the Incarnation when God becomes apparent in human flesh, He could see each of us throughout all time and eternity.
“He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him.” In his brief time here on earth, Jesus exuded healing and strength for all humanity and never seemed to miss an opportunity to address the sufferings and ills of those He encountered nor the opportunity to announce the Good News of Salvation. As we live our lives with joyful expectations, remember that great things happen when we make time for Christ. Healing happens.
“If sheep do not have the constant care of a shepherd, they will go the wrong way, unaware of the dangers at hand. They have been known to nibble themselves right off the side of a mountain. And so, because sheep are sheep, they need shepherds to care for them. The welfare of sheep depends solely upon the care they get from their shepherd. Therefore, the better the shepherd, the healthier the sheep.” Kay Arthur