Healing Grove Health Center’s mission is to share the love of Jesus through health care, soul care, and culture care, bringing “the healing of the nations” to our community.
Treating your machine. Understanding your soul. Empowering your culture.
In modern society, sometimes we treat people as if their bodily machine, soul, and cultural identity are all separate. Since Jesus' time, Christians have fought against this idea, called "Gnosticism." As Christians, we believe that the "machine" that runs our body is intimately connected with our soul, and that both are sacred; created and blessed by the hand of God.
Our broken modern society suggests that we should go to the doctor to work on our machine, go to church to work on our souls, and go to a festival to enrich our culture. Research shows that just doesn’t work. We need caring communities where we’re able to seek healing simultaneously for our body and soul.
We want to bring the healing of Jesus to both body and soul. We understand that if your body fails to function well, it will hurt your soul. We also understand that if your soul isn’t well, your body will suffer.
We want people to experience true healing — the kind of healing that comes through the experience of the forgiveness of Jesus!
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
Our name, “Healing Grove” comes from the passage above. It’s a beautiful image of heaven, where God’s lush river nourishes a city. Along the riverbanks the trees bring healing; an allusion to the tree of good and evil that brought death in the Garden of Eden. But the trees don’t just bring healing to individuals; rather, the trees bring healing to entire nations.
It’s a profoundly holistic vision of healing in the Kingdom of Heaven. That image of healing inspires us at Healing Grove Health Center to bring holistic healing to the city of San Jose! It’s our hope that a diverse group of nations right here in San Jose could come together to seek after God’s healing.