Healing: waiting until after the resurrection?

What a privilege for those who traveled with Christ Jesus—watched his healings, heard his teachings, felt his Christliness. The disciples were given a unique and rich opportunity. No one since has been placed in quite the same position. And imagine observing firsthand the healing of a man who had never walked, another who had never seen, one who was insane, and still another who had died. Consider what it must have meant to sit with Jesus while he explained the eternal truths that authorized his healing power; and that would enable his listeners to follow his example.

And yet, with all this it's puzzling that the Gospels do not describe in detail a single specific case healed by the disciples. (Matthew, Mark, and Luke do discuss a case the disciples tried but failed to heal, See Matt. 17:14-21 . and also make reference in a general way to their healing activity. See Matt. 10:1, 8; Mark 6:7, 13; 16:20; Luke 9:1, 2, 6; 10: 1, 17. )

Not one is forgotten
November 8, 1982

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