The Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners?”
And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of the physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” [Luke 5:30-31]
Read some of Jesus’ most shocking healing moments. (Matthew 15:21-28, Mark 5:25-34, and Luke 14:1-14 are a good start.) Do you see how each healing had a subtext? Jesus was literally talking with his hands.
Jesus comes to heal what is spiritually wounded and diseased. He did physical healing to show this because the physical and spiritual are one. But the healing is not automatic. Just as Jesus had to continue to heal throughout his ministry, we must continue to be healed.
God, I know that this thing is not about me. You are working in so much more than just my life, but I want to pause and thank you for the healing you bring into my life. Thank you for the healing you are doing – even the pain required to open and repair wounds I would just let scar over.