Our Lord revealed Himself as  Jehovah-Rapha (more properly Yahweh-Rapha) means “The Lord Who Heals” “I am the God Who heals you.”

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Exodus 15:26

Jesus Christ showed that He was the Great Physician who heals the sick. In Galilee, Jesus went from town to town, “healing every disease and sickness among the people” (Matthew 4:23). In Judea “large crowds followed him, and he healed them there” (Matthew 19:2). In fact, “wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed” (Mark 6:56). Not only did Jesus heal people physically, He also healed them spiritually by forgiving their sins (Luke 5:20). Every day, in every way, Jesus proved Himself to be Jehovah-Rapha in the flesh.

Children’s Hospital
Kennedy Krieger Institute (Greenspring Campus)
3825 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211

Franklin Square Hospital
9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21237

Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
6701 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21204

Hospice of Baltimore (Gilchrist)
6601 N. Charles St.
Towson, MD 21204

Johns Hopkins Hospital
6000 N. Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21205

Mercy Hospital
345 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Shephard Pratt
6501 N. Charles St
Towson, MD 21204

Sinai Hospital
2401 W. Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

UM St. Joseph Medical Center
7601 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21204

UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
500 Upper Chesapeake Dr.
Bel Air, MD 21014

Union Memorial Hospital
201 E. University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218

University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

It has been said that our modern hospital system owes its existence to people of faith. Christians have been leaders in medicine and the building of hospitals because their founder, Jesus of Nazareth, healed the sick during his ministry on earth. The early church not only endorsed medicine, but championed care for the sick. Rabbinic sources often cite the second century BC apocryphal book Ecclesiasticus as a reminder that medicine owes its origins to God:

“Honor the physician . . . from God the physician gets wisdom . . . God brings forth medicines from the earth and let a prudent man not ignore them”.

Ecclesiasticus 38:1

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