I looked at how Jesus conducted his healing ministry. Beyond the miraculous, I studied how Jesus approach the sick, interacted with them and what he thought about healing. There is little material on the later but I did find 2 good articles which I incorporated. These are under topic 3 and 5. Studying Jesus healings had helped me better understand my role as a doctor.
Topics I will be covering are
1 Case studies of the healing miracles of Jesus
2 Jesus instructions to his disciples conerning healing
3 The healing ministry of Jesus – an article by Sam Storms
4 My comments on the laying of hands by Sam Storms
5 Commentary of Jesus healing ministry in the book of Luke - Verse by Verse ministry
6 Comparisons between Jesus healing and medicine
My article can be found at Jesus healing ministry
Here is an interesting internet story. I am reposting it here because of it contains many life lessons about people and their relationship with God
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.
Benjamin lives in Singapore. He is joyfully working as a family physician in a public healthcare institution. Benjamin is happily married with 2 lovely children. He worships in a Bible Presbyterian church.
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