Today I started out with reading some scripture.  Of course it was Genesis 1-3.  And I realized that the first surgery ever recorded was by … The first surgeon ever … God himself.

Genesis 2:21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep  sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.

If you have ever had surgery, that story may sound remotely familiar to you.   Getting put into a deep sleep, someone working on you while you are asleep, and then waking up with the skin back together.  You get the point.  But I never noticed surgery in the bible before.  See the bible does teach us new things all the time.

Moving on, given the fact that we all have times when we are in need of healing, I was wondering to myself…how do we really know when healing is taking place?

So it dawns on me … It starts with things like … The bandages coming off.  A sure sign that there is healing is when the bandage is off.  We know where the wound is, and we know that there may have been a “cut”.  But when we lift the bandage, we can see healing beginning to take place with our own eyes. 

So just one thought for the new year so far, no resolutions just yet:

Healing takes various shapes and sizes and time frames, but it is important that when the bandages are off, you can see it and feel it.   Jesus himself became the example for our healing when he said to Thomas …

John 20:27  “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

Jesus was emphasizing … Healing!   Bandages off!  Touch and see!  Tangible evidence of the healing power of Jesus Christ under the hand of the Almighty surgeon, God the Father.

Through Jesus, healing is possible in this New Year, and the journey can begin today.

Prayer: Help us Jesus to touch, see and feel your healing, so that we can enjoy life more abundantly. John 10:10

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