We’ll be having a healing service tomorrow (Sunday, September 23, 2012). And to answer one of the concerned questions I received: no, we will not be holding hands. This also won’t be a Benny Hinn “miracle crusade,” nor will Jenny or I be kicking anyone in the face. Instead, this is a calm, somewhat meditative based in those found in The United Methodist Book of Worship (never a repository for radical Pentecostalism) that addresses more than just our physical maladies. As The Book of Worship puts it:
“A Service of Healing is not necessarily a service of curing, but it provides an atmosphere in which healing can happen. The greatest healing of all is the reunion or reconciliation of a human being with God. When this happens, physical healing sometimes occurs, mental and emotional balance is often restored, spiritual health is enhanced, and relationships are healed.”
The entire service is firmly grounded in the scriptural witness of such passages as James 5.14-16. Hope to see you there.