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Perfect Healing

Anna Daisy’s world narrowed to one room, painted in a rosy glow, as she succumbed to the disease which became her ‘exit lane’ from this earth.
   I remember the day she spoke about “Perfect Healing.”  She meant more than the prayer for quick healing on earth.  She thought about the ‘perfect healing’ of her soul propelling her to the Savior’s side.
   Her poem reflects the wisdom of Galatians 3:3 – “How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your human effort?
     As I read her poem now, I read with wonder her scope of thinking.  She saw the total sum of being created in God’s image to the fullness of time when Jesus came to earth to make our salvation sure in perfecting our faith in Him.
     She experienced the world’s tempting lures, detours all, as we travel life’s journey. The sin in the world lures and tempt us until we take our last breath and God Himself separates our spirit from our bodies.  The last line of her poem is our triumph over evil in the world – “and rise to see the Master’s Face and know true Perfect Healing.”
    One day in my sixth-grade classroom, a student asked me, when was God born? I searched in my mind and heart for an answer and gave him the first four words of Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God…” 
     John 1:1-5, “In the beginning, the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
     I knew the relationship between God the Father, Jesus the Word, and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, were closer than any other.  Does God care for us as His Children?  Does Jesus really and truly love us? 
     Psalm 139 tells of God’s nearness before we were ever born.  Verse 13 – “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”  Reading all of this chapter and we know how much God loves us.
     John 14:6-7, 11 – tells us that through the life and teachings of Jesus we know God. “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”  “Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.”
      Colossians 3:12-15 – “Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
      So often we try to side-step truth and go our own way.  Accepting Jesus and only Jesus, we follow just Him.  He is our way to perfect healing forever.
       I Peter 2:9-10 – “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”
      God’s Way of Love Everlasting and Perfect Healing is through Him.      
        
Perfect Healing
Perfected in His image, God
Created man; but, sin brought death
To clay-bound mortal flesh and bone
That turns to dust with one last breath.
In perfect love, God took His Lamb
Who died to make us chosen ones
And find perfection in our Lord,
Though sinners, as beloved sons.
For this world’s beauty draws and lures
Our carnal minds until we groan
Through trials, age with pain and then
Our flesh begins to yearn and moan.
“Show us your perfect healing, Lord!”
One momentary change takes place
as God frees the soul from earthly dust
and rise to see The Master’s Face.
                  Anna Daisy Siemens
Hebrews 12:1-2 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now He is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

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