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4,500-10,000. That is the normal range for a white blood cell count per microliter.
But isn’t blood red? Exactly what you were thinking, right? No worries, I am not getting into deep scientific stuff here. I’d be in over my head!
I just want to explore the reason white blood cells exist and how that can be encouraging to someone who wants to follow Jesus.
The main purpose for white blood cells is to fight infection. Bacteria, germs, and viruses that invade the body are attacked by the white blood cells.
If all goes well, the infection is eradicated. If not, sickness will follow.
The blood that flows in our bodies has fighting power. Healing power.
It is amazing to know that God created our bodies with this inherent ability!
With that in mind, read Isaiah 53:4-5,
“4Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
This passage has the title of Suffering Servant. I feel that it is describing Jesus even though is was written hundreds of years before he was alive!
Please read that last sentence again. By his wounds we are healed. His wounds came from the torture and crucifixion that led to his death. Scourging. Whipping. Nailing. Cutting. Stabbing. The blood of Jesus flowed that day.
And now we can have healing. Primarily healing from sin. But secondly, from disease.
Having my sins removed (think white blood cells eradicating a virus) is so wonderful. That is the ultimate reward. Thank you Jesus!
But I think physical healing can be drawn from these verses as well.
Maybe an instant miracle.
Maybe a successful surgery.
Maybe a lifestyle change.
Maybe death which takes a believer to heaven thereby receiving a full healing!
I am not sure if you need healing (spiritually from sin or physical from sickness) but I do know that by his wounds we are healed.
We ARE healed. Believe it today friend!
As always, feel free to message me if you have more questions about the healing available to you today.