Why We are Healed

Hey y’all, remember me?

I’ve been out of pocket a lot the last two weeks, one for a family trip up to St. Louis, the other to Jackson for our Mississippi Annual Conference.  Things should be back to normal now, or as normal as they can be the week of VBS.  If your in the Petal area, we’d love to have you join us for Night Two of our Wilderness Escape VBS here at Asbury.  You can show up tonight starting at 5:15 or you can go and register on our website.

Today as I was reading, I read this passage here in Matthew 8: 14-15.  This passage talks about why Jesus heal us, and why He saves us.  Listen to what it says:

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 she rose and began to serve him.

article_images_serve_the_poor_655334095In this passage we see Jesus heal Peter’s mother in law.  We don’t know exactly what she was suffering from, but we know that she had a fever.

So, Jesus heals her, and then what happens?  The text said she rose and began to serve Him.  She wasn’t heal for her own sake, her own glory, or her own purpose.  She was healed so that she could serve Jesus.  She had a purpose in life, she had a purpose in that moment.  That purpose wasn’t hers, but it was to serve Him.

So is ours.  That’s what this whole thing called life is all about.  It’s not about us.  It’s not about what we want to do, or about how we want to do it.  But it’s about Him.  It’s about His purpose.  It’s about His plan.  It’s about His reason.

We are healed, we are forgiven.  We are restored.  Not for ourselves.  Not for our purpose. But for His.

Never forget that.  Never forget that is what this life is ultimately about; never forget where life is truly found.  In Him.  And for Him.

That’s why we are healed.

Today, may we rejoice in our forgiveness, and may we live in His power.

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