Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Using Alpha Power to Heal the Broken-Hearted
UV 2940/10000 Using Alpha Power to Heal the Broken-Hearted
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Isaiah 61 v 1
The cross is the only instance in all of history where God sacrifices Himself to Himself for the sake of others. We are the significant others for God. Jesus, the Alpha was sent to heal the broken-hearted. The earth He recognized is a vale of sorrows and tears, of tragedies and calamities, of injustice and wickedness. All human beings are captive to some form of sin, sorrow and affliction. He came of His own free will in obedience to the Father to set the captives free. He breaks the spiritual shackles that bind us.
The Word or Alpha holds in it the Balm of Gilead that heals the broken-hearted. Only God can heal the broken-hearted. Even the nearest and dearest have no answers to our questions, no balm for our agony when we are broken-hearted or in deep distress. We are faced with a fait accompli that cannot be reversed and we seek answers as to why it should have happened to us, what great wrong did we do to deserve to be broken. We feel alone and forlorn in our sadness. At such times in our lives, the Man of Sorrow Jesus who is well acquainted with all types of sorrows of this world having walked among us for thirty three years, would come to us and comfort us as He alone can. No human counsellor can give us advice or comfort in these moments. But, the Wonderful Counsellor who knows the A to Z or Alpha to Omega of being broken-hearted will provide us words of wisdom that will soothe our burning wounds, our deep and soul-searing pain.
Jesus having experienced the extremes of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual agony and being anointed by the Holy Spirit with the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord is alone empathetic as well as omni-competent to deal, heal, lead, guide, deliver the broken-hearted. The Psalmist David declared that the Lord is near to those who are broken-hearted and that He will not despise the broken-hearted. The Lord God Himself undertakes to minister, to nurse the broken-hearted, to apply the spiritual equivalent of a bandage of medicine to our deep and inner wounds that no man can see, no man can heal. Such divine intimacy is both the reward and the cause of healing, the source of everlasting joy to the broken-hearted.