Paradise Calvary Chapel

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Healing Light
Anonymous - Nov. 14, 2018
Devotional

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” John 8:12.

I recently watched a video series highlighting advancements in brain health and the treatment of brain diseases. My mother passed away after suffering for about four years with Alzheimer’s, so I am on a crusade of sorts to find the causes and cures of this brain-stealing enemy. In one particular video presentation, a physician who specializes in the science of neuroplasticity, discussed a somewhat new area of brain treatment using LED and laser light to cause the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections. This “re-wiring” of the brain with light sets the stage for a far-reaching range of healing benefits for damaged brains.

During the lecture, he mentioned just a few areas of potential healing that can take place in the brain through light therapy. It’s being used to reverse dementia, heal traumatic brain injuries, treat PTSD, eliminate pain and even restore vision that had been lost. Light-infused brains are re-creating healthy connections and healing is happening.

So, as I was listening to this, my “heavenly-mindedness” went on full alert. I was reminded in my spirit that Jesus is the Light, and, as we used to say often and passionately at the first Christian church we ever attended, “Jesus is the Healer!” Within seconds my mind went to what I know about light in Heaven. Revelation 21:23 says, “The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” The only source of light needed is God. A warm brilliance that will infuse everything with spectacular glory! 

God’s Word also tells us of an unimaginably trouble-free existence in Heaven. No more sorrow, no more tears. No more pain, no more suffering. No more deterioration, no more diseases. No more death! In the presence of ultimate Light and Goodness, all things are made new, pure and flawless. 

I appreciate doctors and scientists who are driven to explore new ideas for healthful living and disease healing, but as Christians, we know that whenever something is “discovered” by man, it is God who is giving the revelation.  It is God who created life and who shares His knowledge in His measure and in His timing. We will surely reign eternally with some of those who practiced medicine here on earth, but there will be no more need for their help as our Great Physician will have healed everything by His grace-filled, love-powered divine energy expressed in marvelous light. 

“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all” 1 John 1:5