This is part two of Wednesday 27 March 2019. The first part for this day is below.
Further Pondering from today’s
“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?” (Jeremiah 8:22)
Physical healing seems to be very important to God. The same was true for Jesus as some of his first actions in his ministry in Galilee was to cure the sick. What does this insight say to us about our Creator?
I believe it is important to God because physical health is foundational for mental health, which is foundational for spiritual health. And as we know, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24). Physical health has always been important to me. Even as I entered the priesthood I continued to maintain my physical health as best I can. For me, it is a discipline as dogmatic as morning prayers. Every morning its push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and more. I give thanks to God for my health but I realize I have some responsibility in maintaining it.
I also keep in proper perspective that my physical health is temporal and only with me for a short time and is for the ultimate purpose of my spiritual health. The physical health will diminish over time; the spiritual health, I pray, is eternal. Thank You Jesus.
Let us hear what the Spirit is saying through and to God’s people and “Ponder anew what the Almighty can do.” John Thomas Frazier Sr.