HH, Sir Godfrey gregg D.Div
“And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.” Acts 9:34
Jesus Christ makes you whole! Every word is a note of melody, most musically rung.
‘Jesus Christ’ does it — Jesus, my own Brother, my Kinsman-Saviour, who is a partaker in my nature, who has been through my sorrows, who understands me thoroughly! Christ, the Anointed of the Father, the Possessor and Giver of the Holy Spirit, the divinely commissioned Mediator! I cannot doubt His fitness for the work. He is able.
‘Makes’ — O blessed continuousness and perpetuity of His redeeming activity and grace! Though He has gone up on high, though my eyes do not see Him — He has lost none of His ancient power. He lives, He works, He heals, and He reigns. He is the same today as He was yesterday. What He did for palsied Aeneas at Lydda when the Church was young — He does for me in this late autumn of the Church’s circling year.
‘You’ — and I thank Him for the personal address and the singular number. I, He separates from all around me. He knows and loves and blesses ME! He understands my guilt. He probes my need. He completes my cure. He has a care for me in the separateness of my temperament, in the plague of my heart, in the possibilities of my life.
‘Whole’ — so He is not content with only pardoning me. He gives soundness, wholesomeness, holiness, and health. He chases the last relics of sin away. He perfects that which concerns me — until I share His own glorious likeness — until I am fit for the inheritance of His happy saints.
Is He not a mighty Savior? Is it not rich salvation?