Yesterday, my husband underwent a heart catherization. It went well. The idea that physicians can insert a tiny probe into the heart, fill it with dye and take pictures is amazing to me.
Last night, we were watching a television show and the ad came on that was pleading for money for severely ill children. My heart goes out to these families and what they must go through watching their children endure so many tests and procedures in an effect to bring them to health. My husband put it best: If I were to have any ‘Superpower’ I would want it to be the power to HEAL.
There are many instances where Christ healed people…but I was led to this particular Old Testament example this mornng. Exodus 15:24-26-And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is rght in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
Right after the Israelites escaped Pharoah; right after the plagues; right after the miracle of the Dead Sea parting; right after the manna from heaven…people grumbled–just as we are still grumbling today. Some feel that because they pray and have faith, God should use His power to heal them or their loved ones. It doesn’t work that way. Christ made it clear to Satan that we shall not tempt the Lord.
God promised that he wouldn’t put the same ‘plagues’ upon the Israelites that he had put on the Egyptians under Pharoah. Then He gave them a message–I am the Lord that healeth thee.
He ‘healeth’ us in ways other than the physical.
He heals our souls.
He heals our brokenness.
He heals our relationships.
God heals our ‘human’ hearts, not just our physical hearts.
One of his best medicines (other than accepting His son into our hearts) is his gift of laughter. Recently, a friend directed me to a wonderful woman named Jeanne Robertson. Jeanne is a six-foot-two public speaker who often speaks about finding humor in any situation. If you have not seen/heard her, I implore you to go to her website: http://www.jeannerobertson.com and watch a few of her free YouTube videos that are on there. I wish I knew exactly how to do a link–but I don’t. I did, however, get permission to post that address so you can access it yourself.
Sometimes, (with all do respect to the many wonderful physicians and drugs we take to keep us going) we need a different type of medicine. We need a dose of daily Bible reading and prayer AND a dose of Jeanne to remind us that we CAN find humor in almost any situation–whether it be an open in the back hospital robe, or dealing with a man/woman/child recovering from an illness or procedure.
Take time today to talk to the Lord AND find some humor in life. It’s the best combination medicine that you can take!