I believe that it is God's nature to heal, that is, to continue creating us to be the unique persons God intends.When we are sick; when disaster strikes; when we are buffeted by betrayal, tragedy, abuse, or our own sin; when we are oppressed by distorted social systems, God's desire is to redeem, transform, and make new. We are saved, redeemed, and born again not just once but repeatedly throughout our lives as we are invited to grow in grace. This growth continues
whether we are old or young, renegade or saintly, overtly suffering or feeling pretty well. We can trust that God is always inviting us to the next step in our growth and healing, even at death. At every stage, age, and circumstance in our lives, God nudges us to grow and change.
God's healing is not only constant and life long but also holistic. Remember, the healing miracles of Jesus were not just physical, although we tend to read the Gospel stories as if they were. Think about it: when Jesus touched people, they were transformed physically, emotionally, spiritually, cognitively, vocationally, and socially. They were set free for a new way of life that involved every level of their being.