Day 32 (3/25)
Day 32 (3/25)
Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 5:13-15
Written by Bo Blumenshine
13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.”
It was Naaman’s miraculous healing that drew me to his story. I know what it means to be plagued by a disease you have little to no control over. Praying for an end to my illness is the type of prayer I am sure many of you have prayed for yourselves or a loved one.
So, it is not always easy for me to read stories in the Bible of diseases simply being washed away. If the polar plunge was a sure-fire cure, then I would be at Lake Minnetonka every March with my swimsuit on. So why then do some people receive divine healing while others suffer and die?
Maybe some famous theologian has the answer to that question. For me, in my life, I’ll continue to pray and wait for God’s answer. I can say with certainty that God has saved my soul and one day, in this life or the next, he will heal my body.
Today I reflect on all the amazing things God has done for me. All the times he has touched my life and protected me from harm. I encourage you to do the same.