Jesus Was Healed Too
Jesus Christ suffered pain like we do…and He enjoyed healing, just as we do! Like you, I had always known that, but how could I have never given thought to the fact that He was healed from head to foot, after His crucifixion.
He had been more cut and bruised than we can imagine. He hardly looked like a human; so terrible that his Mother wouldn’t have known Him, if she hadn't been there. And even with nails through His hands and feet, not a bone had been broken…all prophesied hundreds of years before!
They had spit in His face and hit Him, all for us. "He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities (sins)." And have you ever felt the pain of a thorn even barely breaking your skin? Can you imagine how it felt for a complete crown made of thorns slammed on your head, and then pounded with a stick.
Yet He was healed before He appeared in the locked room where his Apostles had been hidden, fearing the same for themselves, and fearing that the three and a half years with Him had been wasted. Think how they felt when He appeared, and they finally understood what Jesus had meant when He told them, time after time, that He would be killed but on the third day, He would rise again. Each time He told them they were so against it, that it seems that they just wouldn't let themselves believe.
Like everyone else, they were looking for Him to accept a crown as their king. Judas and Peter felt this so strongly that they simply ignored it, and while Judas committed suicide, that later, an angel had to say, "tell His disciples and Peter," so he could know that he was forgiven for his denials.
And to help us accept it all even today…Jesus was healed, too!