Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jehovah Rapha {Bible Art Journaling}

Bible Art Is 61-1 Jehovah Rapha

Jehovah Rapha The LORD who heals. יְהֹוָה רָפָא

Jehovah is translated as "The Existing One" or "Lord." The chief meaning of Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew word Havah meaning "to be" or "to exist." It also suggests "to become" or specifically "to become known" - this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly. Rapha (râpâ') means "to restore," "to heal" or "to make healthful" in Hebrew. When the two words are combined - Jehovah Rapha - it can be translated as "Jehovah Who Heals." (Jer 30:17; Jer 3:22; Is 30:26; Is 61:1; Ps 103:3). Jehovah is the Great Physician who heals the physical and emotional needs of His people.

This is one of my favorite Names of God. When I think of healing, actually the first thing that comes to my mind is emotional and spiritual healing, although physical healing is certainly part of what Jehovah Rapha provides.

Specifically, I love the verse in Isaiah 61 that talks about the Lord God binding up the brokenhearted. That is such a beautiful picture to me, as I think about the God of the Universe gathering up the brokenhearted in His arms and healing the brokenness.

Bible Art Is 61-1 Jehovah Rapha

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