Those of you who follow Lifehelps know that my nephew and Godson, John, went home to Jesus last Friday.
There is an aspect of his homecoming that I would like to share because it points to a beautiful truth about God.
I believe that Jesus heals today; in fact, he has healed me of things that were not medically treatable. I told my family this when we knew that John either needed to be healed or he would die.
As I was praying for him, I heard this word:
“I will let John choose and I will honor his decision.”
As soon as I heard that, I knew what John would choose. A physical healing would not have been enough because he was weary of soul. He had put everything he could into living a difficult, painful life; home to Heaven was the better choice.
How awesome is it that the Most High, Holy One, Creator of the universe honors our choices! If we want him to stay at a distance, he does. If we put up a wall, he doesn’t barge in through the door, bulldoze the wall or climb over it; he simply speaks from the place we have given him. If we ask him to protect, provide or heal, he does. Jesus often asked people what they wanted. He still asks us; then honors our choices.
Thank you, Jesus, for your deep, intimate love. Thank you that you honor us, even though you have the power to overcome us at any time. Your gentleness and goodness are beautiful. Amen.