Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Creator’s Touch

Mark 5:23

"Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live."

What parent would not beg for this to happen? What parent would not do everything in their power to be sure that their child is healed?

The pain of the two people in chapter 5 is deep for both. The father that needs healing for his little daughter, probably the apple of his eye and the woman who suffered for twelve years alone were definitely in deep pain. Imagine being in their sandals where did they immediately head and to whom?

The father knew that the creator of the universe made all around him with his hands. The father used the word Xeior in reference to the hands. It translates to mean God's might and power being the creator of the universe. The father was remembering the hands that created his daughter would also be the hands that healed her, if only with a touch. The word "lay" translates to mean to put the hands of the creator on my daughter to save or to keep sound. What a mighty faith this parent showed in Jesus. It was a sign of faith in Jesus in his healing powers, but also in touching of having faith in him.

The woman knowing that all she had to do was touch the corner of the robe and she would be healed. Amazing faith, isn't it? Do we show our faith? Do we truly believe?

We know that God created the heavens and the earth. We know that He created each of us and that our body and the way it functions is unbelievable…We know it is the same with every living being and yet it sometimes could be said ~ Oh Debbie you have so little faith.

Father, I pray today that I will be a woman of great faith. I know you are the Mighty creator of all and I know that your touch heals all. Thank you Father. Amen.



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