Monday, October 4, 2010

Healing of the Human Heart

Inner Healing

God's miraculous love heals not only the hurts of the human body but also the cries of the human heart.

JESUS DID NOT REJECT THE WOMAN. Art by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1890.

Destructive relationships bruise the human heart. The heart stores the pain of these wounds deep in the memory, even for a lifetime. The Good News is Jesus brought forgiveness for sins and healing for the whole heart, mind, body, and spirit. His sacrifice is complete.

We can hear Jesus tenderly ministering healing to the Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well by showing her he knew her past.

Go, call your husband 
and come back.”

I have no husband,” she replied.

You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have said is quite true” (John 4:16-18 NIV).

The women who suffered the torment of unstable relations with five husbands is more than surprised. In fact, she is shocked. Jesus did not reject her.

As he talks with her, Jesus promises her springs of living water welling up to eternal life. He admits to the woman that he, indeed, is the Messiah. She, in turn, proclaims this to the townspeople, and they all come to believe in him.

Mary and I shared the healing news of Jesus with members of our prayer group in Philadelphia. Around a flowery tablecloth at the suburban kitchen table of one couple, we chatted away one evening, sharing our wondrous experiences in the Lord.

However, every time I began talking about God's work, the attentive, curly-haired wife strangely started to tear.

"What's wrong? Are you ill? 
Do you have pain?"

She only burst into tears, wiping her eyes, unable to speak. The tears flowed. I didn't understand. 

"No," smiled her husband broadly, a bit more perceptive than I.

"She loves your talk about the Lord." The streams of living water flowed in their hearts that evening.

On the beach Jesus re-affirmed Peter three times to heal Peter's three denials.

Simon, son of John, do you truly love me?”

Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” (Peter replied.)

Feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17 NIV).

The streams of living water washed Peter's heart.

(To be continued.)
Bill Hunt © 2010

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Lori said...

Love this post, thank you.....we all need a river of healing water in our hearts! Lori

BILL said...

Thank you, Lori,
People don't realize how tremendously ready God's Love wants to bless them. "You have not, because you ask not." HE knows the right answer.

WE should stand before him!