God’s story is a story of healings, both physical and spiritual. The healing of man’s body, soul, and spirit is one of the signs that “shall follow them that believe” (Mark 16:17-18).
And just as “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” all human beings have been physically sick. Both the sinner and the righteous have endured physical sickness. It seems that it is the red badge of being human. And especially when we are down physically, it is difficult to see the spiritual side of our malady. Yet, physical health is spiritual, insomuch as when illness strikes, it seems to force the mind to think mortal thoughts—sometimes literally.
I wrote in my journal on February 27, 2005, about a serious bout with the flu that I was experiencing:
“I have been sick for the last two weeks. Very sick. Unable to read or write sick…
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