God revealed to us that He loved us before the world began. He created us in His image and likeness as the high point of His creation a little less than the angels. He placed creation in our care to share in its blessings, to respect and appreciate it as God's gift for us as our earthly home and source of livelihood and home.
God helps us to see ourselves and the world about us as expressions of His healing love. The world is filled with the goodness of God through which He feeds and sustains us physically emotionally and spiritually. It is a wonder filled work of His hands and “It is very good” (Genesis 1:31).
God asks us to look at the lessons He can teach us as we follow the rhythms and beauty of nature in ourselves and in nature where He restores us in the recreating that takes place as we spend time with our creator.
God our Father places before us the challenge of living a healthy life style in body, mind and spirit. He gives us the right attitude to healing when we ask for it. Jesus is, "the same today and forever." He came to teach and heal. “He identified Himself as the divine physician.
The knowledge of healing in history was attributed to a revelation from God with the human understanding that to heal a sick person meant to serve them in their needs. To willingly be servants for each other.
People in the Old Testament went to the prophets and to the temple to pray for healing.
In the New Testament Jesus brought out these ideas clearly with His example of service for us. At the last supper He washed His disciple's feet and asked them to follow His example. We sometimes forget that He is revealing what God is like and what God wishes us to know about His attitude to healing for ourselves and for all the sick.
Therapeutic is a word we use formedical treatments. But it originally meant to serve God and to be willing or available to those in need. In the Old and New Testament the idea of praying for healing and the service of God came together in the worship of God. Jesus healed on the Sabbath day and his actions remind us to be open to God’s healing power and touch when we come into His presence in prayer and worship.
The word therapeutic is used in Scripture to teach us about the full power of the Messiah to heal the sick. 'Luke gives the example in John the Baptist:
Are you the one who is to come or must we wait for someone else Luke 7.19.
It was just then that He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits, and gave the gift of sight to many who were blind
.Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard, the blind see again. The lame walk leper’s are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, the Good News is proclaimed to the poor and hoppy is the man who does not lose faith in me .Luke 7:22-23
Healing is for our three parts of body, soul and spirit. God wants to heal the whole person spiritually, emotionally and physically. Inner Healing is the healing of the inner man. The mind, the emotions, the painful memories and the wounded spirit.