I never cease to be amazed at the wide variety or remedies and cures that are promoted by Christians. It often seems like every Christian has a favourite cure.
- A Christian radio station carries adverts for bee venom.
- When a prayer group is asked to pray for a person with arthritis, an intercessor suggest a remedy that helped her cousin.
- A Christian organisation is promoting "glyconutritionals" as a key to healing of many diseases.
- Other Christians are advocating herbal remedies for heart disease.
Maybe these things have an effect, but why are Christian not proclaiming the healing power Yahweh Rapha, the God who heals. Surely, it is the most effective remededy for sin and sickness. I cannot help wondering if there is not something missing from our understanding of the healing power of the cross.