We all need healing of some type.
And where do we go for that healing?
A large number of people during Jesus’ lifetime went to a pool called Bethesda in Jerusalem.
I had the chance to spend some time at this pool last year when I visited Jerusalem. It’s no longer a pool but the exterior is still there along with some remains of the colonnades around it which are mentioned in the Bible.
It is beautiful. A feeling of peace and healing are still there. It was a quiet and calm oasis in the middle of tension-filled Jerusalem.
Where is our pool at Bethesda today?
Where we do find peace and healing?
The answer is always Jesus. He tells us to come to him when we are weak and broken and lost. He will give us rest and wholeness and a place to belong.
I have discovered that my healing place is right where I am now – in a quiet spot with my Bible open on my lap. As I listen and read and think and discuss things with God, he once again sets my feet on solid ground. He opens my eyes to the truth while he covers me with his love and grace.
Two weeks ago I spent a cloudy day on the beach in San Diego with my Bible open on my lap – that was a healing place.
A couple of months ago I spent a day alone up in the mountains with my Bible on my lap. That was a healing place.
Where is your healing place?
If you haven’t found it, why are you still looking?
You are our healing place, Abba Father.