Jesus didn’t cause anyone to be lame. It was never about character building. There was no lesson to be learned. No patience needed.
People came to Jesus. All the time. Jesus always healed them.
Jesus didn’t give crutches to the lame. Jesus commanded them to stand.
They did at His word. Now that is stunning.
His goal for us is that we be whole and complete. He wants us to walk. He doesn’t give us crutches and wheelchairs.
What an amazing God we serve. He makes us whole again. God is great.
… the lame came to Him in the temple , and He healed them. | Matthew 21:14
God has a plan for us. What is it? Healing and restoration.
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. |Hebrews 12:12-13
We go through a lot as a part of our human existence. I get sick. Sickness follows me from birth to death. One day I will die. Sickness will cause that to happen. God gives the courage to go through it all. I have been healed of a number of things. Others I have not.
The good news is that this is temporary. Our years here are just a sliver of our eternal lives. A billion years from now we will have a hard time remembering it even happened.
There is no pain or suffering in heaven. We are a people of hope.
Thank God for His amazing plan for our eternal life in Jesus.
- Revelation 21:4 (NASB) —And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
- Romans 8:18 —For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
- Revelation 22:2 — In the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.