Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left. No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?
Can God heal us? I don’t mean physically because I know He can. But I mean, can He heal our hearts and restore that which is broken? Can He change us from the inside out and restore us to a state that is better than what was before? I’ve asked and He has answered, and by the testimonies of others I have seen His healing myself. But what happens when you are seeking healing for yourself and are met by silence?
I think of the woman with the issue of blood who was unwell for 12 years. I can imagine her pining after healing, but waiting for her turn to arrive while hearing of the restoration of others and hoping that hers will soon follow. I can imagine years going by and her heart growing weary, reality setting in and reluctantly accepting that perhaps her story doesn’t include healing.
Healing. Not the physical kind, but the deep inner healing of the unseen places. Like the woman with the issue of blood, I’m sure we approach God searching for healing for our more noticable illnesses. Christ sees them, but he also sees our guilt, unforgiveness and other forms of brokenness, and in His time, reaches into those places and frees us from more than what we ever expected.
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