Thursday, March 25, 2010

Compassion and Healing.....

Matthew 4:23-25

Jesus Heals the Sick

23Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them. 25Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Matthew 9:35-36

The Workers Are Few

35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

I was sick. I had an infection. It caused me to deliver my daughter much, much too soon. I cried out to Jesus. I prayed for healing. I prayed for my daughter.

I begged for compassion.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless...

He had compassion on them.

Jesus healed many in his days on earth. He has healed many from Heaven, having compassion on them. I have wondered often why He did not have compassion for me, compassion for my daughter. I wonder what He knows that I do not. What makes this a right part of His plan? What makes this worth the sacrafice? What makes this worth my daughter's life? What makes this worth losing part of my heart?

I wonder.

Jesus could have healed me, too. He just chose not to.

7 comments:

  1. Those are hard questions, Katy. Real hard. Questions that ask us to step out in faith and believe He sees the big picture...But, nevertheless, they are questions I, too, have wrestled with.

    Thinking of you...

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  2. I'm sorry you are feeling troubled today Katy. Know that I am thinking of you and hoping for some goodness to come your way.

    I wish I could give you a REAL hug. With love, Andrea

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  3. Sweetest Katy,

    I too have struggled with "why", to only come up empty armed with a head swirling with more questions and doubt. I suppose its normal to explore these questions, but remember this:

    "HIS" work in you is not finished, as he is the creator of MIRACLES.

    Continue to grip FAITH with both hands and cling to the HEM OF HIS GARMENT :)

    I'm sorry you are blue...I'm praying for you.
    xoxo

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  4. It is so hard not to ask why, I know I have to stop myself from that all the time. I just have to just really believe there is something more. Something I don't know just yet. So until then I ask Him to walk along side me everyday. Sending you big ((hugs)).

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  5. Just sending hugs honey - can't wait to be able to give you one in person hopefully soon! Love, Nan xxxooo

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  6. I wanted to send you some ((hugs)) myself. I can remember thinking the same thing when we found out Aubree was going to die. We knew God could fix her, but why would he choose us to show his grace to? There are so many others out there who are faced with the same loss so why would we be the lucky ones? I believe that our angels were so special that God was ready for them already..As far as losing part of your heart..yeah you have in so many ways, but your heart has also grown..Just think of all of those you are helping..Take a listen to Josh's Wilson's "Before the Morning." It really does put all of this in perspective..I hope it helps..

    Lots of love,
    Amanda

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