Thursday, 19 July 2012
9th July 2012 Matthew 9:18-26
Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples. Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”. Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region.
You might have noticed that I've got very behind with my bible reflections, 10 days in Zambia is to blame but it's also to thank because this means all the more today because of those experiences.
Your faith has healed you
How hard it is to say or hear or accept that in the western world where healing is through doctors and nurses and medicine. Yet faith does heal and in Zambia I saw that. Amen.