“So That You May Know”
Thank you, God, for those occasional glimpses we get that reveal to us in basic and obvious ways the truth that you bring about health and wholeness in our lives; thank you that you use those glimpses to teach and to remind us that you also bring about health and wholeness in ways that are mysterious to us and hidden from us but that are just as real as the obvious ones.
Deliver us from the small kind of faith that believes only on the basis of the obvious; grow in us the large kind of faith that believes in what you are doing even when we cannot see it.
Thank you for the ways in which you sometimes heal our outward brokenness but thank you even more that such healing reminds us that you also heal our inward brokenness which is after all the brokenness the healing of which we stand in the greatest need.
“For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk?’ But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—he then said to the paralytic—‘Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.’ And he stood up and went to his home.” (Matthew 9:5-7)