Tuesday, February 10

Disappointments and Surprises

I have always been afraid to think of two words: cure and healing. With so many Christians speaking of a healing, I have closely watched this and have tried to understand them. Speaking about cure and healing with a close mentor of mine, I shared some simple questions with him... “Why doesn’t God cure everyone when they call on Him? Look friend, Jesus cured everyone who had approached him. So, why isn’t that happening today?”

The other day, in a hospital, I kept looking on to a signboard that read ‘We Cure. He Heals’. There I think stood a small answer to a question I always thought. The fact is that, to cure and to heal are two different parameters of a same problem. I believe that the word ‘heal’ supersede the word ‘cure’ in the context of an answer to my mentor. To heal is to accept... to grow-over and live beyond the dimensions of cure. Healing takes much longer than cure. Healing is both external and internal. Jesus’ ministry was a healing ministry... it went beyond the process of physical freedom to a spiritual freedom. So, can healing take place without a cure? Yes. For Jesus, the infirmities that held his flock were beyond a physical cure....they were social and spiritual. As the medical world work hard for a cure to every ailment, the Spirit of God moves to bring total healing and life in abundance . Without healing, cure is never complete.

As I rambled hours and hours over this subject, I have only understood that many aspects of God’s doings cannot be fathomed. Disappointments with God is one of them...Surprises with God is the other!!

Counting the grains of sand…

“How precious to me are your
thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you”
Psalm 139:17