I grew up in a very small country church. I have a lot of sweet memories from that time in my life. It is the church where I accepted Jesus as my Savior. It’s where I performed first as a soloist. That church is where I attended potlucks and Easter egg hunts, took part in communion, and performed as Peter in an Easter play. Those people are a part of me…..not all actually related, but family all the same, in many ways.
I remember that, at some point, there were tapestries hanging on the walls in the sanctuary. They each held one of the names of God. One in particular said “Jehovah Rapha”, which means the God who heals you. ( Exodus 15:26 ) I believe it was purple and the letters were written in gold. I recall perusing them each time we were at church. To this day, every time I hear the names of God read, or when I read them myself, in my mind I can see a ‘snapshot’ of that tapestry hanging on the wall in our little church. Good memories.
This verse in Psalm 147 brings it to my mind, as well. Today, I have a much greater understanding of what God means when He says He is our healer. Not only can He heal us physically, but He can take the messy pieces of our often broken lives and glue them back together. We will have scars. Sometimes, those scars may be sore for a time. But if we allow Him to do His work, God will remake us into a whole and completely new person. He has done this for me, and continues to help me pick up pieces. He wants to do the same for you.
If you are hurting today, won’t you let God heal your wounds?
God Heals Our Wounds
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