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Medicine and miracles

By David ReayThursday 28 May 2015LifeWords DevotionalsFaithReading Time: 0 minutes


Read 1 Timothy 5:23

23 Don’t drink only water. You ought to drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach because you are sick so often. (NLT)

People often wonder (or complain) about the relative lack of so-called miraculous healing today compared with the times of Jesus and the apostles. All sorts of theories have been put up to explain the difference,some more convincing than others.

But it is a mistake to assume healing no longer occurs just because people like us don’t summons beggars to rise up and walk. Much healing today occurs through the advances in medical and pharmaceutical treatment. We dare not look down our noses at such means of healing. Those who refuse to undergo wise medical treatment because they insist God heals them are sadly mistaken.

God uses different means to heal people. Agreed,he is not confined to medicine and can do far beyond what medicine can do. But for some of us,medicine and doctors and tablets and tests are what help keep us going. Medicine itself is a bit of a miracle when you come to think of it.

If Paul could tell Timothy to ‘take his medicine’ (wine was seen to have such qualities) then we can likewise take our own medicine. In doing so,we can testify to wonderful healings and need not consider ourselves ‘unspiritual’. We thank God for all healing for when we consider the recuperative nature of our bodies and the skills of medical people,we are still amidst the landscape of miracles.

David Reay