Wednesday, July 27, 2011
And 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 him were healed.
"And all who touched him were healed." Not a few, not some, not many, but ALL! What a testimony this is to the faith of these people who trusted and believed that Jesus had the power to restore their health and well-being! Time and again, Jesus tells those He has healed that it is their faith that has made them well; He cannot perform miracles in those who do not believe in Him and His ability to do so. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to God's Kingdom and the promise of a life lived fully and abundantly.
As I write today's reflection, I'm thinking of all the sick and suffering individuals and families on my prayer list. How I wish Jesus was here to walk among them in their homes, their hospitals, touching and curing each one of them! But, regrettably, He is not; we are His hands and feet in this world, going to, caring for, comforting, and praying for those in need. In serving and interceding for others, our faith grows stronger and more certain every day. When the people we love lose their battles with illness, we can rest assured the war is still won, for the Lord will heal, if not in this life, in the next where there will no longer be any pain, sorrow, heartache, or suffering.
Our faith, indeed, will ultimately make us well.
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