Posted by: 2in10 | 03/06/2011


In church this morning we sang a hymn that we rarely use; it seemed quaint. The lyrics were by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885) and the music from “Saltzburg,” a melody by Jakob Hintze (1622-1702). I loved the line that says God is manifest “in making whole palsied limbs and fainting soul.”

It’s easy for us in this age of scientific medicine to forget how important healing was to earlier peoples. It’s natural that they would associate the mysterious ability of the body to heal with God and godliness.

We can, too. One of the side benefits of a cancer diagnosis is a renewed awareness of the life force in all living things and throughout the earth.



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