I have often wondered how we would look if we could see the invisible part of ourselves – the part that God sees, but that we don't. I am talking about the part most important to God -- that which deals with relationships. When you think about it, God's primary purpose in coming to be with us and to die for us was to heal our relationship with Him and in so doing, our relationship with one another. I suspect that if we saw people with their relational problems expressed as physical ones we would see a different world. A man we saw as strong and athletic we might now see flushed and shaking with the rigors of anger and resentment; a well-groomed, well-fed lady might appear thin and emaciated from a cold, empty loneliness and a grey-haired, handsome executive might look unkempt and dirty with the weeping sores of an uncontrollable lust. If people appeared to us in this way, we would see the healing power of Jesus in a whole new light. When He touches us, remarkable things happen in the invisible realm. The fever of anger is washed away in the balm of a God who understands pain and gives a peace that defies understanding; the malnourished lonely soul is fed with the companionship of a living God, who truly is the Bread of Life; and the sores and stains of uncontrollable sin that keep a man chained to a bed of shame are touched and healed by a Man who imparts the Spirit of power over the forces of darkness and looses the chains of the oppressed.
At Kwasizabantu in Natal an emaciated African woman, a witchdoctor who had come to Christ was dying of cancer. She overheard someone questioning why God had not healed her.
"Don't you say anything about my God." She retorted. "I was filled with bitterness and possessed by demons and God has healed me. My body is nothing. My heart is full of love and I am going to be with the One who has made it full."
If they could have seen her the way God saw her I am sure they would have seen a robust, healthy, smiling lady dancing her way to her Lover."
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This is such a great article. I like the way you treated healing, not from a physical standpoint but from the emotional and relational aspect. It was well done and your example of the South African woman who was healed from her demons was truly eye-opening. Keep on writing and give inspirting thoughts to your readers.