The Gospel of this Sunday cf. First, the Evangelist tells of a certain Jairus, one of the synagogue leaders, who comes to Jesus and begs Him to go to his house because his twelve-year-old daughter was dying. Upon arriving at the house of Jairus, Jesus sends out those who had been weeping — there were also the women who were screaming loudly — and enters the room only with the parents and the three disciples. And immediately the girl gets up, as if waking up from a deep sleep v. The two protagonists, the father of the girl and the sick woman, are not disciples of Jesus and yet they [are restored] because of their faith.
They have faith in that Man. From this, we understand that everyone is admitted on the path of the Lord: no one should feel like an intruder, an abusive person or someone who has no right. To have access to His heart, to the heart of Jesus, there is only this required: to feel in need of healing and to entrust himself to Him.
I ask you: does each one of you feel in need of healing? Of something, some sin, some problem? And, if you hear this, do you have faith in Jesus? These are the two requirements to be healed, to have access to His heart: to feel oneself in need of healing and to entrust oneself to Him. Jesus goes to discover these people in the crowd and takes them away from anonymity, freeing them from the fear of living and daring. But when the Son of man comes he finds little faith, therefore he finds little fruit. An outward profession may cause us to be called children of the kingdom; but if we rest in that, and have nothing else to show, we shall be cast out.
The servant got a cure of his disease, and the master got the approval of his faith. What was said to him, is said to all, Believe, and ye shall receive; only believe. See the power of Christ, and the power of faith. The healing of our souls is at once the effect and evidence of our interest in the blood of Christ.
The Word of God came to heal our suffering—if we’re open to it.
A centurion, a Roman, not a follower of Christ is accredited in Matthew 8 as having a faith greater than any in Israel. Because he came face to face with Jesus Christ and had a simple and humble faith. Not a doctrinally rich understanding of God, not a life full of accolades, not an arrogant showmanship, but simple faith, an interest in the power of the blood of Christ. Christ heals those who come with humility and faith.
Will you seek Christ as the Centurion did?
The Word of God came to heal our suffering—if we’re open to it. | America Magazine
How do we seek Christ? We know him as Lord, worship him and he heals us. Jesus is referred to as Lord times in the Bible, more than the terms Christ and Savior. What is the importance of calling Jesus Lord? Some suggest that the leper was unaware of why or perhaps he acted better than he knew when he called Jesus Lord. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Our recognition of title confers our act of following him.
When we come to Christ as Lord, we recognize His power and authority over our lives. We recognize his creative power.
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We humbly kneel before him. Praise be to God that He is a servant Lord, for He calls us heir and friend. But more than that, He reaches out and touches our diseased self, takes on our uncleanliness and makes us clean. Will you call Him Lord? This week we asked the question, whom did Christ heal? He healed; He heals; and He will heal. So how do we join with him in this mission? Whom shall we heal? What can you do this week to reach the blind, the misguided, the incapable, the broken, the confident ones, those who tremble, those who are humble, those who call Him Lord?
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When you minister to each of these, you join with Christ in his healing mission. MacDonald, George. The Miracles of our Lord. Notice in the New International Version, which is quoted, verse 4 is absent. Barnes, Albert. Barnes Notes on the Old and New Testament.
Ada, MI: Baker Books, MacDonald, Barker, Kenneth L. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. This week we address the question: Whom did Christ heal? In Mark — 56, we read an account of the people of the region of Gennesaret: When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.
Pick up your mat and go on home. He picked up his mat and went out while everyone watched in amazement. When one of them discovered he was healed, he came back, shouting praises to God.
Scriptures About Physical Healing
He bowed down at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. After fifteen years of loyal companionship, a beloved pet gets sick. For the pet owner, the loss is devastating. The pain is often compounded by people who just I remember when I first started to give away part of my money. Read more posts about: Bible Basics. Maria Wolf is a writer at American Bible Society and has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist.