Miracle VS Healing

Jesus came to earth to show us the ways and nature of our Father in Heaven.

He worked for the Kingdom of God in many ways, but His main task was to teach us about God's love and caring for the wellbeing of humankind.

Two of the most wonderful thing Jesus did on earth, was miracles and healing.

And what have we as Christians learned about these two powerful aspects of Jesus’ power?

What’s a miracle? An online dictionary defines it this way: An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency.


Among the greatest miracles that Jesus did, we can name John 4:48-53: So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” ... the miracle was done by Jesus mighty word; through the authority our Father gave to Him. Glory is to God.


If we could express this as a formula, it would look something like this:



And what’s healing? An online dictionary defines it this way: The process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.


Among the powerful healing that Jesus did, we can name John 9:1-7: As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man's eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So, he went and washed and came back seeing.


If we could express this as a formula, it would look something like this:



So indeed, there is seems there is a difference between miracles and healing. Well, in the first passage, Jesus received the message of a dying boy and just with His Word, the young boy was recovered and saved from death. While in the second passage, Jesus did a healing ritual, gave instructions and guidance towards healing the bind man.


The point with miracle VS healing is to say to you brothers and sisters in Christ, that no matter what stage of suffering you are in, keep praying for help from Jesus our Saviour and Redeemer. Well, not all answers from God is an instant or overnight miracle, most things takes time, because it is all about healing:

  • Healing of the wounds in the heart
  • Healing of the wounds in the soul
  • Healing of physical wounds
  • Healing from an unrighteous life choice
  • Healing from a terrible past

And you name it…


I, myself, have been many caught up in situations where I am impatience about the long answer of God. But time is my/our best friend. No matter how impatience and worry things may become, never stop praying. Prayer, surrendering my impatience and my worries to God through Jesus my Redeemer has been the key to understand and enjoy healing. And healing never stop. As long as we are alive, it will be an ongoing process with different scenarios. But let us thank God for healing processes because it is here where we learn to embrace God’s mercy and grow in His righteousness. Glory is to God, in Jesus Holy Name. Amen!

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