Healing for the Whole World
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ,
and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18
Scripture calls us to help the whole world to be spiritually healed. This means we need to have compassion for all—regardless of their views. Everyone, no matter their ideology, deserves Christ’s love and kindness. Paul insists that Jesus’ all-embracing love “compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all” (2 Cor 5:14). All of us suffer the sickness of sin. All of us are in desperate need of the healing of the Lord's forgiveness. And He has moved towards all of us in order to heal us.
Then, in a surprising move, God entrusted us with “the message of reconciliation” (v 19). God invites us to tend to wounded and broken people (like us). We participate in healing work, where the sick are made healthy through union with Him. And this reconciliation, this healing, is for all who will receive it.
2 Corinthians 5:11–19.
God of all hope, I need healing. And therefore, it should not surprise me that everyone else needs healing too. Help me be part of Your healing of others. In Jesus name. Amen.