Is there no balm in Gilead? This is the question Jeremiah asks in Jeremiah Chapter 8. There is a disease in our humanity, and the correct name for it is sin. We can dress it up if we wish. Call it by some polite name if it makes us feel better, but the prophet Jeremiah and others call it as God sees it – SIN. Sin is a fatal disease, and unless we come to faith in Christ, sin will devastate our souls for eternity.
At Calvary, we know that his sinless blood has opened the way for our forgiveness. We know by His sacrifice we can be healed, and forever be with God. Christ heals our soul's disease and He is our balm.
There is no public service announcement that will change our hearts. Yet, we can praise the Lord there is a cure for sin! There is a Balm in Gilead. There is a way for your sin to be forgiven. There is a way for your life to be changed forever. There is a way for you to obtain eternal life. There is a healing for your hurt and suffering. That healing balm is JESUS CHRIST, WHO DIED FOR YOU! There is no physician outside of Jesus for this cure.