Illness touched our family, and we were never the same.
When I was sixteen, my father died from his fourth heart attack. As a family, we struggled during this time with his sickness. I remember the day well, as it was not a particularly good time in my family’s life. I struggled with God over my father’s death, questioning Him numerous times. I questioned God’s reasoning and asked, “Why didn’t you heal my dad?”
Some families experience mild illnesses while others experience devastating illnesses. Regardless, no illness is easy to deal with. Knowing my father was a Christian was the only way I could cope.
In 2020 and into 2021, the world dealt with Covid-19. Many were sick, and many died from this horrible virus. We may ask why people get sick. Or why no cure for cancer exists after so many years of research. Many of our questions go unanswered.
The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful, and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So, she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it too.This verse explains how sin entered the world. Sin—not necessarily personal sin—is the source behind all sickness, and, just as we need a cure for sicknesses, we need a cure for sin. Sin is an illness of the heart, permeating our soul and separating us from God. Sin spreads like a virus.
The good news is a cure exists in Jesus Christ—forgiveness. Those who have experienced the cure can testify to this. I can. Jesus came to earth and experienced the temptations we experience, and He overcame each one.
Since Jesus conquered sin on the cross, we can be cured (forgiven) for our sins. Although we will still suffer from physical illnesses on this earth, God has given us the ultimate and eternal cure for the cause of these illnesses.
Because Christ defeated death and sin, you too can experience the forgiveness of sin He freely gives. Have you asked Him to cure you of your sins?
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