The Fellowship of Pain

“In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Luke 5:12, NLT The Bible text reveals thatContinue reading “The Fellowship of Pain”

The Blessings of an Illness

  The Bible is full of miraculous healings. Jesus Christ performed many of them. He taught His disciples, and those who would follow, to heal the sick and afflicted. This is a real part of the Gospel, and it’s the definite work of his Kingdom. I’ve personally seen legs lengthened and fevers ‘broken’ on severalContinue reading “The Blessings of an Illness”

The Hiding Place

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32, NLT Great hearts are often brought through experiences that demand intense forgiving. The Father tutors us through out our earthly lives, with many visits to this classroom. It’s here we get our learning. It willContinue reading “The Hiding Place”

Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? 

  The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.”  The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, however, it changes the end of the parable.  The play tells of a physician who comes to the pool of Bethesda, hoping to toContinue reading “Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? “