“When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did,
they all paid close attention to what he said. With shrieks,
evil spirits came out of many, and many were healed. So there was great joy in that city.”
When we hear of someone being healed in modern times, people either give thanks to the Lord or they just pass it off as something minor In the first century people watched intently as Philip performed miracles on the sick and demon possessed of Jerusalem.
In today’s world we have chronic diseases that can be controlled by medications. We also have some illnesses that our society spends time, energy and funds to research cures for.
In the world of the first century, people thought that a lot of those inflicted with disease were demon possessed. When anyone could rid another person of the demons, there was a time of time of rejoicing.
When a Christian passes from this earth, those left behind go through a time of grief. Sometimes this is a bittersweet time for them. Those left behind are saddened because their loved one is gone. Deep down they know the departed is no longer in pain and is not ill anymore.
When our loved ones are healed, we should give thanks to God. Healing comes in several forms. Cancer can go into remission. Arthritis also goes into a form of remission. Ones whose illness goes
into remission are considered healed.