So I’m really and truly working on a new book after letting it simmer in my brain and heart for the past few years. I don’t have a title yet, but this one is about how the love of God brings both personal and social healing.
So last week’s fun project was scanning through the gospels for every reference to healing and charting out the stories. The most unexpected moment for me came from Mark 6:55-56:
People ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went—into villages, towns, or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplace. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
There’s so much to say here, but their sense of urgency and hope, that an encounter with Jesus will bring wholeness and healing—what a picture of love.
I’ll keep you updated on the new book!
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