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Aug 15

Appetizers for the Age to Come

2013 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Follow-Up

In Sunday’s sermon, “The Lord, Your Healer,” we heard two stories of healing. These were stories of the kind of healing God is gracious to provide through his providential use of doctors and technology. Sometimes, of course, he is pleased to do the wonderfully miraculous, as well. We should pray for both.

But however he does it, when we experience relief from pain and physical help in this life, it is always an appetizer for the total healing that God will bring about in the new creation. As Paul writes, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time  are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).

Here’s the video of the girl from the first story, born deaf and hearing now for the first time:

The second story was of a boy in Guatemala who came to one of our medical clinics for dental help this past May. The next day he met with one of our physical therapists who announced that the boy’s problem was muscular, and largely correctable through stretching. In the last photo you see the boy’s father and grandparents.

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If you missed Sunday’s sermon, here’s the clip telling these stories: