I realize (once again) that God has already healed my son and all the persons I help to care for at the hospital. He healed them all approximately 2000 years ago when He was nailed to a wooden cross on a hilltop called Golgotha. On that cross, in His very body, Christ carried all the illnesses, sins, crippling emotions and destroyed each and every one of them at the moment of His sacrificial death. When He raised Himself from the grave, all evil remained buried in His death.
Jesus says, “If you say to this mountain, throw yourself into the sea, it will obey.”
A simple, insignificant event — a mountain moved into the sea. Granted, the mountain’s presence in the sea alters the ocean floor, the sea life surrounding it, the animal and plant life upon it. Yet, the mountain being in the sea is not a healing event!
When we ask God for a healing, do we fully recognize that healing took place two thousand plus years ago? Do we honestly know God has already accomplished this? If we trust our eyes and ears, I doubt we know beyond a doubt that God answered our prayer many years ago.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)
Tonight, God lays on my heart the lives of those shot in Arizona. In a dark moment in time, some two thousand years ago, bullets pierced my Lord. Some two thousand years ago, His body wracked in pain, He healed. Believe.