God Heals

Raphael

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The Archangel Raphael, represents God’s healing power. In the Book of Tobit, Raphael is sent by the Lord to heal the elder Tobias of his blindness and rescue Sara, the wife of Tobias’ son, from a demon. Some have also associated Raphael with the angel that stirs the healing waters of the pool of Bethsaida.

Even given the medical miracles of the modern age, God still heals us in ways we cannot explain.

Because of his role in the Book of Tobit, Raphael is seen as having particular concern for travelers, pilgrims, and married couples.

In this painting, Raphael is pictured holding a pilgrim’s staff in his left hand. I have also given him a gold wedding band as a nod to his patronage of marriage. The sphere he holds in his right hand contains one of the monograms of Jesus Christ as the angels always point us to Him.

 



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