“The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.”
Full text: Matthew 15:29-37
In this Gospel we experience the healing ministry of Christ.
Jesus was sitting in a field and as people approached Him, He quietly healed them. He didn’t make a “big to-do” about it. He simply had compassion for them.
Naturally the crowds were astonished when they realized that the mute were actually talking, the blind could see, and the lame were walking. Just imagine how amazing an experience this would be.
All of us are in need of healing! The question is how would we respond if Jesus did heal us? Or better still, do we even recognize it when He heals us?
Today Jesus is still in the business of healing. If we lay our petition before Him, He will heal us. He may heal us instantly, He may heal us through medication, He may heal us through surgery. But whatever the path, it is He who heals.
And He heal us where it hurts most. Even if we don’t know what that is. This is where sometimes we misunderstand the Lord.
We often don’t know what ails us the most. We typically ask for physical healing, but God seeing us in totality grants us what is most important…spiritual healing. And then we feel He has let us down.
During this season of Advent, as we await the Lord, let it be our prayer that God will give us eyes to see, and hearts to trust in Him. Amen.