Theological Thoughts on healing -
Can we get better than hit and miss?
For many of us, praying for healing is a bit 'hit and miss' and we put much of the misses down to God's overall sovereignty. However this says in effect, at this moment it is God's will for the person to stay sick. But its easier to deal with emotionally and intellectually than some postions that say its the person's lack of faith that has kept them ill ie. it's God's will to heal so all the problem is at our end. I am expecting some of these assumptions to be probed a bit by our experiences this week.
Consider this: Jesus healed all who came to him, and all who touched him were healed. In the early chapters of Acts we see the early church having similar levels of success to the point where thay were dragging the sick onto the streets so that Peter's shadow could fall on them. Jesus proclaimed the Kingdom of God and personified it - he was the kingdom come. We are taught to prayer for the Kingdom to come on earth 'as it is in heaven' ie. we pray for an increasingly perfect reflection of God's heart, values and will to be demonstrated in our time and space -literally in our world. We need more Kingdom to come.
Please feel free to leave comments or questions.