Balm from the Raw

A few more thoughts from Church today:

Jeremiah 8:22 “Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”

It was a rhetorical question. The balm of Gilead was known throughout biblical times to be a healing agent. It would remove poison and heal the wound without scarring. The balm was made from a tree that only grew in Gilead ( Modern day Jordan- the rocky portion of land east of the Jordan river). The name Gilead means “Raw or rugged”. From the rawest places comes the best healing.

A therapist’s dream sermon.


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