13 Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead, with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore, my soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name.
(2 Nephi 25:13)
During the Savior’s mortal ministry, he healed many people who were sick and even raised two people from the dead. Then, after suffering for our sins and subjecting Himself to crucifixion, He rose from the dead with the power to heal us all. Nephi described this power using a phrase Malachi would later use, when he said that the Savior would rise “with healing in his wings.” (See also Malachi 4:2.)
Gordon B. Hinckley taught that this power to heal extends far beyond physical illnesses or injuries. More importantly, the Savior has the power to heal the wounds in our souls:
I would that the healing power of Christ might spread over the earth and be diffused through our society and into our homes, that it might cure men’s hearts of the evil and adverse elements of greed and hate and conflict. I believe it could happen. I believe it must happen. If the lamb is to lie down with the lion, then peace must overcome conflict, healing must mend injury.
Jesus of Nazareth healed the sick among whom He moved. His regenerating power is with us today to be invoked through His holy priesthood. His divine teachings, His incomparable example, His matchless life, His all-encompassing sacrifice will bring healing to broken hearts, reconciliation to those who argue and shout, even peace to warring nations if sought with humility and forgiveness and love.
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ, ours is a ministry of healing, with a duty to bind the wounds and ease the pain of those who suffer. Upon a world afflicted with greed and contention, upon families distressed by argument and selfishness, upon individuals burdened with sin and troubles and sorrows, I invoke the healing power of Christ, giving my witness of its efficacy and wonder. I testify of Him who is the great source of healing. He is the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world, “The Sun of Righteousness,” who came “with healing in his wings” (“The Healing Power of Christ,” General Conference, October 1988).
Today, I will remember that the Savior has the power to heal all wounds, whether physical or spiritual. As President Hinckley testified, the Savior can heal individuals, families, and even nations. I will strive to draw closer to Christ and to bring others closer to Him so that we can all be healed