December 27, 2011

Jesus, the Physician of Physicians

Mark 1:21-34

Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons …
Mark 1:34


Jesus healed all kinds of sickness and disease. He went about doing good, offering relief to the weary, peace to the afflicted, liberty to captives, and healing to the sick.

He cleansed the lepers, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and speech to the mute. He lifted the lame and raised the dead.

He healed diseases of the body and tended the emotions of people that were crushed by life’s tragedies. He healed the wounds of the body and lanced the abscesses of the soul.

Jesus wiped the tears of those who were sad, straightened up the downcast, and brought hope to those who lay in the pit of despair.

As the supreme physician, Jesus can cure the diseases that ravage your body and forgive the sins that torment your soul. He can stop your tears, heal your wounds, and restore your good fortune.

For him, there is no lost cause or nothing too difficult.

He can do whatever he wants, and everything he wants is good.

He is the God of the impossible, the Lord of lost causes, the foundation of our hope.

Has he healed your spirit and restored your soul? (See Psalm 23:3.) Ask him for healing today!

Lord, nothing is impossible with you. You can heal all our diseases, if that is your will. But, most of all, Lord, heal our souls. May we trust in your power and rest in your strength. In your name, Amen.

About the author — Hernandes Lopes

Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes grew up in a Christian home in Brazil. Following his 1981 graduation from Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul in Campinas, Brazil, he served two congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Brazil. In 2000, he earned a doctor of ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Rev. Lopes has been the voice of the television program Verdade e Vida (“Truth and Life”) since 2006. In 2010 he was appointed Portuguese ministry leader for Back to God Ministries International. Rev. Lopes and his wife, Tinha, have two college-age children.

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