I did something today that is weird for me to do. I’ve never done it before and likely never will again.
I called a local radio show. He’s a local pastor who does a two hour call in show where you can ask questions about the bible, religion, or anything like that. I called in to ask him “how should Christians respond to chronic illness?”
He asked me in what context and I told him that I had many people telling me that I’m not healed because of unbelief and so on. He got fired up over that. Really, he was mad that people professing to be Christians would ever say such a thing, let alone believe it.
In part I knew the answer to the question, I know how I believe Christ would want us to act, but I called in mostly for those who might say such a thing to someone. Hopefully hearing our little five minute converstation on the air will stop them from hurting another one of our brothers or sisters.
I was so thankful for his very biblical response. He made it clear that faith had nothing to do with whether we are healed or not. He used several examples in the bible. They were ones that I hadn’t thought of before and very helpful.
I especially liked that for those who don’t catch on very well he used the example of someone with glasses (poor eye sight can’t be healed?) telling me to “have faith.”
He also started out by saying that “Everyone of us has a chronic illness. It’s called age”. He explained that age eventually kills all of us, so ths chronic illness has a 100% mortality rate. Why aren’t we asking to be healed of that? Makes you think a little. (smile)
Jessica has a web site for her church’s HopeKeepers group, Highlands Ranch HopeKeepers