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Christian Healing

This Albuquerque Policeman Chose Hope in Adopting Opioid-Addicted Baby

Hope Vs. Despair

As Christmas draws near we tend to focus on what feels warm and fuzzy. As the holiday song says: “Let your heart be light. From now on our troubles will be far away.” However, this Albuquerque police officer chose to embrace the harsher side of reality and gave the gift of hope to this opioid-addicted baby. Maybe what this broken world needs a little bit more of this Christmas is a heart opened by love itself.

Charlie Gard’s Parents End Heartbreaking Legal Battle

Charlie Gard End Legal Battle

The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have issued a statement today, saying that they will end all legal proceedings in the battle for their son’s life. “We’re about to do the hardest thing that we’ll ever have to do,” Charlie Gard’s parents said before spending their last moments with their son.

The Case of Charlie Gard, and Why We Must Always Err on the Side of Compassion

Charlie Gard Compassion

Charlie Gard, an 11-month old infant, has captured the attention of the world. He was born with an extremely rare degenerative genetic disease, and is currently unable to see, breathe, or move on his own. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital—arguably one of the best pediatric centers in the world—have treated Charlie since his diagnosis with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome when he was just one month old. But now, his doctors say that his disease has progressed to the point that there is no hope for future survival with any quality of life. The medical team brought in doctors from Barcelona, Spain, who came to the same conclusion.

However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Constance Yates, disagree with the doctor’s assessment. In December, desperate to help their child, they found a pediatric neurologist and hospital in the United States who were willing to allow Charlie to undergo an experimental treatment, called nucleoside bypass therapy, which they believe could slow the progression of the disease. His parents created a GoFundMe page to raise the money needed for transportation and medical costs, and as of this writing, have raised £1,322,320 ($1,715,000) for his care. All appeared to be going as planned, until the court denied Charlie’s parents the right to remove him from the hospital and transport him to the U.S. for care.

Healing Blindness and Seeing God

The next question might be whether or not spiritual infirmities have a spiritual cause, and this must usually be answered in the affirmative. If we are spiritually blind - and this relates more directly to us than physical blindness - then, yes, most likely it is because of our sin that we are thus afflicted. So we ought to take a closer look, if the glory of God is to be manifested in us as well.

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Can The Christian Faith Be a Real Source for Spiritual Healing?

And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." And their eyes were opened... (Mat. 9, 27-30a).

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Better Than a Miracle

For those whose lungs have always been healthy, breathing is something we are most likely to take for granted. Yet, observe a\npreemie whose every next breath is another miracle or witness someone's exhaustion, when in need of a lung transplant, who truly knows why they call it 'laboring to breath'. Then, we just might get a glimpse into the fact that, if we can breath at all, we are a miracle, too.\n

For those whose lungs have always been healthy, breathing is something we are most likely to take for granted. Yet, observe a\npreemie whose every next breath is another miracle or witness someone's exhaustion, when in need of a lung transplant, who truly knows why they call it 'laboring to breath'. Then, we just might get a glimpse into the fact that, if we can breath at all, we are a miracle, too.\n

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Joyce C. Lock
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