10 Jul Know the Healer (Hos 11:1-4) by Lindsey Bachman
“I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks; Yet, though I stooped to feed my child, they did not know that I was their healer.” ~ Hos 11:1-4 (full readings)
Lindsey’s Reflections: God is our healer. But in today’s passage the Lord speaks about those who do not know He is their healer. How can we get others to recognize the Lord’s healing power? This seems to be a particular problem with women contemplating abortion. These women desperately want healing and believe that abortion will ‘fix’ what is ‘wrong’. We must assist in changing this woman’s distorted perception. That can happen in many ways, but only under the direction of the Holy Ghost. Most often this occurs through our pro-life efforts – whether it be through a personal conversation, a billboard, a website, or a sidewalk counselor who is praying. The woman needs healing through charity; that is to say, love. Once she finds and knows her healer, she will be healed and life will abound.
* Lindsey Bachman is an attorney. She lives in St. Joseph, MO with her LIFE Runner husband Joshua, who is also an attorney. Lindsey serves on the Board of Directors for Vitae Foundation and the local Pregnancy Resource Center. She is also on the LIFE Runners advisory board and leads the KC LIFE Runners chapter.
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