I know that everyone has seen the hillsong united video and heard the song healer, and I know that a lot of people don't like the song because of what happened with the guy that played it. (If you haven't heard the song, or seen the video it will be at the bottom, it's very powerful). For those of you that don't know the story of what happened, the man that wrote the song Healer was supposedly a cancer victim and was playing the song that he wrote and asking God to heal him from his disease. He had a disease, but it wasn't cancer. He had been lieing to his family and his church about cancer for years to cover up his true pain, and that was that he was addicted to pornography. He wanted attention from people, and prayer from people, so he told people that he had cancer instead of telling them about his addiction. More and more in the church I hear about people that have fallen into deep sin, and they can't get out of it no matter how hard that they try, and my heart breaks for them. Especially the guy that wrote this song. The cool thing about the song though, is that even though he wrote it about cancer, I truly believe that this song is going to bring healing to his life in ways that he didn't even know it was going to. God has amazing ways of taking things that you thought were going to go places and then he takes them even further then you thought they were going to go. My prayer for not only our church, but for all of the churches around the globe, is that we would always be who we truly are. That we would never hide who we really are and what we are struggling with. Everyone struggles with something, so lets be open about it and talk about it. When did church become about being as perfect as you can be while your in the church and then walking the rest of your life in sin? James 5:16 says, "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." I pray for the day that the church becomes a place where people can just be open and honest about what is going on in their lives, then the church can pray for them, then they can be healed, and then they can share their testimony and start praying for other people. We are His and because of His perfect love we don't have to be perfect and the quicker that we accept that the better.
- Josh Wiegand