Whatever trials or illness we suffer in this life, we ought to not lose confidence in God and question if he even cares to help us. He will heal all of us that belong to him, the Bible tells us so. We have the promise of a perfect Body, perfect Health for absolute eternity! We cannot expect perfect health in a temporary corruptible world. The saying “A picture of perfect Health” is a lie and not possible in this sin struck material world.
Jesus perfect Body.
Jesus bares the marks of the Cross eternally on his hands and feet in a perfect eternal Body and is the true picture of perfect Health. Jesus could have healed these scars but chose to keep them and why not? These scars are perfect. They are part of His perfect plan for our salvation, and he suffered tremendously for these scars. He took an eternity of Sins for all of us; on the Cross, past present and future. They represent his tremendous Love and sacrifice.
- It is on the Cross that Jesus died for our Sins.
- It is on the Cross that Jesus ended the Law and became the open door leading to life.
Col_2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
- It was whilst on the Cross that Jesus said “Father forgive them”
- It was whilst on the Cross that Jesus said “It is finished”
Php_2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
The Cross should be preached, it has become a part of Jesus; they are inseparable. The Cross reminds us of the life giving power of God who was quickened back to life after being crucified. I am sure Jesus will be humble in showing us his hands and feet, face to face, humbly and with love, not prideful or showing off but saying “Yes, it is true , see, you did well to believe in the Gospel, in the preaching of the Cross”.
1Co_1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
The Cross is alive; it is part of the miracle that is the person, the Son of God that is Jesus.
08th January 2019 – Leon Davey
(All scripture is taken from the KJV)