Healer of Our Souls

"Jesus the healer of our souls! God knows, we need Him still. When past sins rise up to mock our best endeavors, when our strength is sapped by the power of evil, when our lives seem to be a hopeless tangle, unlike anything that was ever seen before, escape shut off on every side, regret and remorse staring us in the face whichever turn we take, a strange miserable hopeless puzzle, beyond our own comprehension and far beyond our own power to help - we need a healer. We need one who can untangle the snarl of our lives, who can apply a healing touch to the dreadful wounds of the soul, and set us forward in some new, strong, healthy life. A healer - where shall we find him? A few men and women found such an one long ago in Palestine. A paralytic borne of four - 'Child, thy sins are forgiven thee.' A publican sitting at the receipt of custom - 'They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.' A demoniac among the tombs, whom they found sitting clothed and in his right mind. A sick woman, who touched His garment - 'Daughter, thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.' These, somehow we are sure of it, received peace. They found a healer."

Machen, J. Gresham, and Ned Bernard Stonehouse. "The Living Saviour." God Transcendent. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1982. 76. Print.