Be Healed

Mark 7: 33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

Jesus healed many people while He was here on earth. This scripture jumped out at me today, because it got me to thinking. Here we have the Christ, opening a man’s ears, and giving him his voice back. You know, Christ healed many people this way, their sight, their voice, their legs, their hearing……then if you think about all of the times that Christ spoke in parables, then would tell His disciples, if they had eyes they could see, ears they could hear…..what about tongues so they could speak, or legs so that they might walk. You see, Christ gave the people exactly what they needed to fully see just who He was. This man healed in this scripture, could hear Christ, and sing God’s praises after Christ touched his life. To those He returned their sight, they could fully see Christ for who He was, for those with their legs returned, now they could move to follow Christ more closely.  This is how Christ heals each one of us today. He heals our soul, He gives us our mouths, our sight, and our legs back, so that we might fully become a vital part of the body of Christ. How do you feel this morning? How is your soul doing?  Are you feeling a little crippled? Maybe your eyes have grown dim, it might be that you don’t hear as well as you once did, or perhaps your soul’s mouth cannot speak as clearly as it once did………Find your way to Christ, He will heal your soul, and bless your life. Just as Christ gave this man His hearing back, so too Christ will repair you. Our soul is easy to overlook, all too often it gets pushed to the side as the events of the day grind us down and wear us out. Often by the time we get around to checking on our soul, we find that it has taken quite a beating.  Call upon the Lord, He will heal, and restore your soul. When you find that it has been renewed vow to check on it daily. You will find that keeping your soul in good repair, will bring the rest of your life in to sharper focus. Allow your soul to lead, and you will be amazed at how well the body will follow. Call on Him, and be healed.



God Bless,

Brian Thetford



Author: Scott Hescht

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings.
I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

One Response to "Be Healed"

  1. Anonymous Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Thank you for posting this message. It really connected with a dream I had this morning.


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