Healing and Wholeness
GOD STILL HEALS?
By Rev. JANE WENNINGER
God LOVES to see us well.
Our wellness was Godís plan for us all the way back to Eden.
Sin may have changed our understanding about how much God wants us well,
but it hasnít change his love for us one whit.
God wants to restore us and help us order our lives and enjoy good
relationships. Sometimes change
happens suddenly like it did to my leg on the afternoon Iíll tell you about in a
little while. Sometimes itís a
process. Either way, itís real, and
itís good. And, oh yes, God loves us
ALL. We donít have to be Christian
to receive this blessing, so come and check out what Christian healing is like.
God still heals!
Some people believe it.
Usually itís somebody who has already experienced it in some dramatic
fashion, or itís someone who has seen it happen to someone they love.
I once went to a church where people were supposed
to be getting healed by God. I
didnít believe it, and I wasnít very interested.
My Dad was, though, and he needed help getting there.
It was my day off, so I drove him.
I had begun suffering from back pain when I was
about 18 years old. It was caused by
one leg being shorter than the other.
By the time I took Dad to that church, I was in my mid thirties.
I had just gone to a doctor to get fitted for a prosthesis in my shoe.
Otherwise, I didnít think about the short leg much.
Having the problem was a normal part of who I was, and, when the back
pain became severe, seeing a doctor was the normal thing to do.
While I was at that service, though, my leg grew
out Ė not because of a realignment of my back and hip as usually happens, but by
a stretching of my thigh and shin bones.
I became a believer in Godís healing that day!
I think my family already believed it, but after my leg grew out in their
presence, they knew it wasnít just for the ďolden daysĒ any more.
As illness, financial loss, and lack of medical insurance outstrips our conventional methods of bringing people to wellness, itís comforting to know that God still makes a difference. Come and see.
SERVICE OF HEALING AND
EVERY 4th SUNDAY
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
God is good all the time!
We meet on the fourth Sunday evening of each month at 6 o'clock in fellowship hall. Using the
parking lot on Westminster Street would work best for you.