Healing—through a person or the Christ-power?

In a world teeming with people, which one of us, on a special errand of mercy, would stop if someone touched him? Yet Christ Jesus, on his way to heal the daughter of one of the rulers of the synagogue, stopped in a crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"

According to Mark's Gospel, the Master knew "that virtue had gone out of him." He knew it was not the rough and tumble of everyday living that had touched him, but a deep longing for the healing salvation he brought. Then a woman came forward. She confessed her expectation that just touching him would cure her and declared that she now was healed. Jesus said to her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."  Mark 5:30, 34. He crowned her healing with this benediction of her present wholeness.

Comforting the people
September 3, 1984

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