Medicine or Miracle?

God uses many things to restore us to how He would have us.

2 Kings 20:1-21

Reference: “Then Isaiah said, “Prepare a poultice of figs.” They did so and applied it to the boil, and he recovered.” ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭20:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I run a charity radio campaign called Miracles Day. This is when broadcasters appeal to their audience to give a $32AUS donation to restore someone’s sight through cataract surgery.

I was recently asked why we call it Miracles Day, when we are using the skill of medical professionals. I explained that I didn’t think people learning how to restore sight was removed from an act of God.

God uses many things to restore us to how He would have us. And on top of that, when I meet someone who lives in the most remote village of Nepal connecting with our partner hospital to have their sight restored, that truly takes an act of God.

God and medicine are not separate. They can work together to bring us to wholeness.

Application: When Hezekiah thought he was facing his end, he cried out to God. God responded and showed a great sign to Hezekiah that He was present and active in his life.

But the prophet Isaiah also gave a medical instruction to assist Hezekiah’s healing.

Accessing medicine does not mean our faith is weak. Who created medicine and human brains in the first place?!

Let us not limit God to only work in one way, but acknowledge His presence in all things that bring us to greater wholeness.

Prayer: Lord, You have created this world in such an incredible way that even with all our advanced technology we are only just scratching the surface of all You have in store for us. May we see You through all expressions of goodness and health. Amen.

When have you seen God move through modern technology?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.