Bible Text: Matthew 14:34-36
TOPIC: THE SICK ARE HEALED
”… People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.” Matthew 14:35b-36, NIV
A 35-year-old teacher whose sister has just undergone an open heart surgery was diagnosed of low heartbeat. Fearing she might undergo same procedure, she shared her concern with her church members who joined her in praying for healing. She felt better and the Doctor confirmed that her heart rate had become normal.
Three things were evident about healing of the sick in our text today: (1) there were people in Gennesaret who knew Jesus and recognized Him. (2) These men made Jesus known to others who needed His help by sending words about His presence to the surrounding towns. (3) People responded by bringing their sick and begging Him for an opportunity to be healed according to their faith.
*Are you in need of healing? The power of Jesus to heal all kinds of diseases, including physical, psychological, mental and spiritual illnesses is still available. He will heal you if you come to Him in faith. Or do you know someone in need of healing, support such by telling them about Jesus the mighty Healer. Do not keep quiet, let others experience the power of Jesus through you.*
Insight: The power of Christ is made manifest where He is truly known.
Prayer: LORD, please heal every sickness (known or unknown) in my life.
RBT Passage: Psalms 112-118