In the first 4 parts of this series, I have presented my personal experience as God’s miracles abound through the Alzheimer’s experience (Click here for former parts to this series). Yes, God’s healing miracles abound, even in our day and age. But is God’s healing directed to physical problems alone? When Jesus came to this Earth, He performed many, many physical healings; however, He, Himself stated His mission as such: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17 NIV). Not only was Jesus interested in healing our physical concerns, but even more so, He is interested in healing our Spiritual concerns. His miracles for spiritual healing continue to abound. There is always hope, not only for physical healing, but for spiritual healing as well. Here is just one of many examples:
When I first heard about the illegal strike, I felt that not only would it lead to nothing, but it was also wrong. I decided I could not, in good conscience, strike. I went to explain this to my principal. He agreed with me and also decided to not strike. We determined to cross the picket line every day until the strike was over.
The other teachers in my school told me I would be in big trouble, that people would try to hurt me if I tried to cross the picket line; however, I never felt like I was in danger crossing the picket line, although I knew there were colleagues who were very angry at me. During the strike, a journalist called me several times. I shared why I would not strike, and we had several nice discussions. He even wrote up a journal article about the situation.
Our biggest problem during the strike was not how to cross the picket line without getting hurt; but rather, it was boredom. My principal and I began having long, meaningful discussions, and soon these discussions turned into Bible studies. He was interested in learning about God, and even after the strike was over, he continued coming to my home for Bible Studies. In the end, his entire family became Christians.
Our Heavenly Father is always looking to help those who are in the dark. When Jesus came into our world, he didn’t put us down. He came to save. He didn’t condemn. He showed His amazing love to all of us. His mission was, and still is, “…but to save the world through him.” (John 3:17b NIV)
An interesting thought is this: If it hadn’t been for the strike, my principal and I would not have shared in Bible study. The strike worked out to be a miracle of God, a miracle of spiritual healing, for my principal and his entire family.
Are you worried about unsaved family members? Remember: Our God is still in the healing business, and His miracles of healing abound for spiritual healing as well! Jesus loves us, and He want us to feel His love. He will never forsake us!
(To access the entire “There is ALWAYS Hope” devotional series, please click here.)