What could be scarier than being sick—knowing that microscopic enemies of your health called viruses or bacteria have invaded you and are attacking your tissues? As you know, medical science has made incredible progress in resisting disease, yet hospitals are still full, and people still get sick. New human illnesses are discovered each year. When one scourge is brought under control, people find other ways to grow ill and die. My grandparents knew nothing of E-coli, HPV, and AIDS.
But get this—the God who made you is mightier than any disease that attacks you. It is a treat to read the stories of Jesus’ healing miracles—fever and edema had to flee before his quiet and mighty word. No disease could resist him: “When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them” (Luke 4:40).
That same Jesus rules today, and he loves to act on behalf of his brothers and sisters. It is his joy to allow us mortals to uncover more and more secrets of the human body, and he is still doing miracles with and without modern medicine. In your time of illness, find the sweet serenity of placing your life in his hands. Either he heals you or takes you to heaven. You win either way.