“Master, I want to see,” said the old blind beggar. It was an emphatically clear and concise answer to a bold question asked by Jesus of Nazareth. And this answer was met with a clear resolution: restored eyesight.
In the Gospels, we see Jesus healing the sick and relieving the infirmities of the broken. In fact, over 20% of the space in the Gospel records of Jesus’ life depicts him as a healer.
There is a physical understanding of healing. There is a spiritual understanding of healing. And yet, people seemed to be healed miraculously; the blind made to see, the dying restored to life, the lame made to walk.
Where does modern-day healing fit into the conversation of Biblical views of healing?
“My own longing for healing and wholeness began when I couldn’t figure out a way to piece my body and soul together, when doctors, alternative medicine, therapists, and my own willpower didn’t have the answers,” said Amy Julia Becker on the CBF Podcast Conversation.
We sat with the author of “To Be Made Well” to discuss wholeness, healing, and hope. Becker has authored several books, including “White Picket Fences,” “A Good and Perfect Gift,” and “Small Talk,” as well as contributed to Christianity Today, The New York Times, USA Today, ABCNews.com, TheAtlantic.com, The Christian Century, and The Huffington Post.
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.