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“And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and he rose and began to serve him. That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”
Passages like this really amaze me when I stop to think about them. There is nothing cryptic here, no special interpretation required. Just an incredible image of an almighty, all powerful, infinite God, gently bending down to protect and heal us in a very intimate, hands-on way. I know there are people who think that God is distant and uncaring, but passages like this show the opposite is true. He does care about our wounds, our pains, our sickness, and He wants to take them away. Even though Jesus is no longer here on earth, His Spirit still cares for us, comforts us, heals us, or leads us home when it is our time to go. One day He will remove our suffering forever.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the horrible things that can happen to people in this life–I can’t watch the news or I don’t sleep at night. Periodically I have to remind myself that no matter what Satan forces us to endure, God still reigns…and in the end, he WINS!
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