“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” -James 5:16
You are a healing presence to the people who are around you. They feel encouraged and lifted up when they are around you, and they’re given hope for their life because you are in their life. If you have Jesus Christ in your heart, you are a healer. Jesus healed people and lifted people up. He spoke truth to power, challenged people, said some really difficult things, because he loved people. Jesus wants to heal us, heal our land, and heal our hearts. If you have Christ in you, you are a healer. It is not your job to get people back, to set things straight, or to tell it like it is. You are not filled with contempt, you are not filled with foul language, and you are not filled with all of the things that bring others down. You are filled with life and love because you have Christ in you and you’re making a difference in the world. Everywhere you go, let the joy and hope of Christ that is in your heart overflow and spill into the lives of people around you.
PRAYER: Thank you, Jesus, for your healing. Please help me to heal the people around me.
REFLECTION: Do you heal the people in your life? Do you offer them guidance and empathy?