In the first chapter of John’s Gospel it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” It then goes on to say that everything came into being through him, all living things and all inanimate objects. Who is this ‘Word of God’ that was able to create all things? The ‘Word of God’ is Jesus, who gives life to all creation and who is a light for all mankind.
Everything in this world has been created though Jesus and we live with him and for him. But things sometimes go wrong in our lives. If we have a problem with our new car and it develops a fault, we send it back to the manufacturer for repair. In the same way we have to go back to our creator when we have any problems with sickness or anxiety. Jesus Christ suffered and died for us, “He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) So Jesus has taken on himself all our problems, so that we can be free from them. We can be restored by the power of His healing, redemption and forgiveness. That is the mighty power of God’s Love.
THE GREATEST HEALER
John the Baptist introduced Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” and we echo this in the Mass before we receive His Body and Blood. Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist and wants to make us whole “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23). Jesus is the greatest healer ever. He can heal our bodies, our minds and our spirits. We just have to invite Him into our lives and tell Him our problems. Jesus also works through His followers to heal others. In Acts chapter 3 Peter heals a lame beggar by commanding him in the name of Jesus to stand up and walk. We too can pray for healing for ourselves and others by commanding the sickness to leave in the glorious name of Jesus, the name that is above all other names because it has the power to heal.
Written by Sebastian Sales