“Who – More Important than “How”

I heard Pastor Jamie Peters say something that really caught my attention. It was, ““Who” is more important than “how.”” He was referring to the Gospels’ descriptions of the different ways Jesus healed three blind men. Jesus spit in the eyes of one man to heal him and rubbed mud on the eyes of another to heal him. He also simply touched a third man to heal him. Pastor Jamie said it was not about the Lord’s methods of healing that was important, but about the Healer, Himself. As I heard this, I considered how easy it is to focus on the miracle, and not the miracle Maker. 1 Peter 2:24 (NLT) says, “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV) says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

God’s methods may change, but His identity as our Healer and the history of His redeeming work never change. We can certainly expect surprises in how He performs His will over us, but we can always have complete assurance that we can trust and rely upon Him. He’s there for us, and willing to intervene on our behalf. He’s faithful and able to heal us. Even when He doesn’t, He’s still God. He’s forever faithful to us and always worthy of our praise. I’m Dr. Bob. Meditate on the following two verses from Lamentations and then, check your attitudes toward who God is in your life. Lamentations 3:22-23 say,  “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,Because His compassions fail not. {23} They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”