Mal.4:2 -But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
Mankind is sick. I am talking about a soul sickness that effects every part of our lives. All of us have been infected by the power of sin. This fallen condition effects our fellowship with the Lord which in turn effects every part of our being. This sickness manifests itself in our bodies as well as in our minds and emotions. The solution to our malady is seen in this prophetic promise: the Messiah would come with healing in His wings (beams). When Jesus was on earth healing was seen everywhere He went. Everything from skin conditions to blindness, paralysis to deafness was healed by His words and His touch. Just as He healed in His earthly ministry, He is the same today. He is seated at the right hand of God and the healing beams are still pouring out to whoever calls on His Name. Here is how Matthew Henry describes today’s verse.
“What this mercy and comfort shall bring to them: He shall arise with healing under his wings, or in his rays or beams, which are as the wings of the sun. Christ came, as the sun, to bring not only light to a dark world, but health to a diseased distempered world. The Jews have a proverbial saying, As the sun riseth, infirmities decrease; the flowers which drooped and languished all night revive in the morning. Christ came into the world to be the great physician, yea, and the great medicine too, both the balm in Gilead and the physician there. When he was upon earth, he went about as the sun in his circuit, doing this good; he healed all manner of sicknesses and diseases among the people; he healed by wholesale, as the sun does.”
What kind of infirmity are you dealing with in your life? The healing power of Jesus is flowing out today to all who reach out to Him. He heals everything from cancer to heart problems. He heals us physically as well as brings healing to our troubled hearts. Maybe you are imprisoned by sadness because of the disappointments of life. Sadness and depression often lead us to making bad decisions and even addictive behavior. The power of God in the healing presence of Jesus will heal even our broken hearts. Look to Him today. This Christmas celebrate with me the coming of our Son of Righteousness Who has risen with healing in His wings.