Matthew 8-9; Mark 2-5
“Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole”
This episode talks about the many miracles of Jesus. The episode goes more into depth about what these miracles teach us about faith, the Savior and we discuss what we personally can learn from each miracle.
I interview a friend named Lara Mortensen who had inflammatory breast cancer and her experience with the story of the woman with the issue of blood. It’s so great. You don’t want to miss it!
This was a great quote by Dallin H. Oaks, from his talk “Healing the Sick.” It talks about the importance of using modern medicine AND faith. The talk was referenced in the manual.
“The use of medical science is not at odds with our prayers of faith and our reliance on priesthood blessings. When a person requested a priesthood blessing, Brigham Young would ask, “Have you used any remedies?” To those who said no because “we wish the Elders to lay hands upon us, and we have faith that we shall be healed,” President Young replied: “That is very inconsistent according to my faith. If we are sick, and ask the Lord to heal us, and to do all for us that is necessary to be done, according to my understanding of the Gospel of salvation, I might as well ask the Lord to cause my wheat and corn to grow, without my plowing the ground and casting in the seed. It appears consistent to me to apply every remedy that comes within the range of my knowledge, and [then] to ask my Father in Heaven … to sanctify that application to the healing of my body.”
I also talk about my dad’s cancer and his attitude before his death. But one thing I realized when I listened to it again this afternoon, is that I did a HUGE injustice to my mother. She, also, had an AMAZING attitude that helped ALL of us get through that time. My dad said, “I accept whatever the Lord has for me… ” but so did my mother. And that may have been the harder acceptance of God’s will. We never heard her say, “I didn’t plan on being 49 with 6 kids and a widow. This isn’t how it was supposed to work out!” She NEVER complained and never made it an issue. She was amazing. And I’m so sorry that I left her out of the story. I guess I was just thinking of the physical healing stories and so I referenced my dad’s cancer. But emotionally being healed and strengthened by the Lord was definitely a miracle that my mom was blessed with. No doubt. I’m so grateful for the example of BOTH my parents in accepting God’s will with strength and grace.