Ornament: Man in stretcher
Scripture Reading: Mark 2:1-12
- What was the sick man’s friends willing to do to help him?
- How can you be as faithful and loyal as the man’s friends?
- What would be more important to you, to be healed of a terrible disease or forgiven of your sins?
- What do you think was Jesus’ purpose for performing miracles like this?
“Jesus of Nazareth healed the sick among whom He moved. His regenerating power is with us today to be invoked through His holy priesthood. His divine teachings, His incomparable example, His matchless life, His all-encompassing sacrifice will bring healing to broken hearts, reconciliation to those who argue and shout, even peace to warring nations if sought with humility and forgiveness and love.
“As members of the Church of Jesus Christ, ours is a ministry of healing, with a duty to bind the wounds and ease the pain of those who suffer. Upon a world afflicted with greed and contention, upon families distressed by argument and selfishness, upon individuals burdened with sin and troubles and sorrows, I invoke the healing power of Christ, giving my witness of its efficacy and wonder. I testify of Him who is the great source of healing. He is the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world, “The Son of Righteousness,” who came “with healing in his wings.” Of this I humbly testify in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, The Healing Power of Christ, Ensign Magazine October 1988