Letter from the Editor

by Kathi Smith
Winter 2016

Dear CHM Family,

This week I will co-teach with my husband on the subject of forgiveness at our Journey to Healing retreat here in Jacksonville. As our nation faces tensions from the election, I am reminded of the ministry of reconciliation and forgiveness that Christ handed to us:  

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19 ESV)

Part of the healing of our nation starts with putting love in front of our own rights. Without personal healing, it is easy to default to anger, fear, and personal offense. Jesus demonstrated his healing lifestyle all the way to his last words—Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23: 34)

In this Healing Line, we have collected articles and personal testimonies that lead people to a healing lifestyle (Judith MacNutt), that reconcile families’ not-so-wonderful pasts with their present families (Russ Parker), and that remind us that Jesus’ birth was all about reconciling us to relationship with God our Heavenly Father (Tommy Tyson).

Judith and Francis MacNutt have taught me a lot about healing. An overlying theme of their teaching is that Jesus desires us to become people who live a lifestyle of healing and reconciliation. May your path be filled with grace as you share in that important ministry.

Please join us on campus or at one of our conferences—consider it a step on your path to becoming a person of healing! We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you!

Kathi Smith

Senior Editor

Kathi Smith  Kathi Smith is the Senior Editor of Healing Line and an active CHM prayer minister.
 Winter 2016 Issue