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Yesterday’s sermon has been rolling around my mind – Pastor John spoke on healing. Sometimes God heals dramatically, sometimes gradually, sometimes though medical science. I have been thinking about another way that God heals and that is through life.
If I think back to when we lost Mum through suicide it felt like the world should stop and that living would be too painful. Yet looking back now over the past years I see that our family has healed. By healing I do not mean that things are back the way they were before – often healing leaves marks and scars, just a healing a cut does. Yet I am ok, I can breath again. What happened between then and now? Life happened. God did not stop the world when it felt as if my world had ended. There have been births, deaths and marriages since then. There have been other blessings and other sorrows. Life crept in and brought with it healing.
Matthew 5:45 He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
For me one of the ways God brings healing is through the continuation of everyday life – the rain falls, the sun still sets, even though you feel it should not. And little by little life and healing creep in.
Colossians 2:15 He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
In Him all things hold together. He is the one who keeps the universe going when you wish it would stop.
I don’t want to be so crass as to say that time heals all wounds – that is not true. But I do believe that God does – though miracles, though medicine and also though life.