Thursday, October 12, 2017

Curing the Lame

Christ taught the disciples to reach out to the poor and heal the sick.  This took the form of miraculous healing as well as curing the sick with practical methods and treating illness with compassion. 

In Acts 28:8-9 Paul’s healing power is described. “And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed (iaomai) him.  After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured (therapeuo).”