Showing posts with label Christ heals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christ heals. Show all posts

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jesus heals through the faith of others

Prayer-a-phrase of Matthew 9:1-8

Crossing over the sea, Jesus came to His own town where the people brought a paralyzed man to Him to be healed. Seeing the faith of his friends, He said to the paralytic:

“Take courage, My child! Your sins are forgiven.”

“What!” some scribes thought, “This Man blasphemes!”

But Jesus knew what they were thinking, so He said:

“Why think such sinful thoughts? For which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven’ or ‘Arise and walk!’ But just so you’ll know that the Son of Man has the authority to forgive sins on earth….”

Jesus then turned to the paralytic and said, “Get up! Pick up your bed, and go home.”

The man did! And the awe-struck crowd glorified God for giving such authority to human beings –

for giving us such authority.

©2015 Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and Bible reviewer, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in the Gospel of Matthew from translations provided online by Bible Gateway.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Faith in Christ heals the blind

Matthew 9:27-30

As Jesus walked down a road,
two blind men followed behind him,
praying loudly:

“Lord, have mercy on us!
Oh, pity us, Son of David!”

Even when Jesus
went into a house,
the blind men followed!

So the Lord said to them:

“Do you believe
I Am able?”

“Yes, Lord,” they said,
and Jesus
touched their eyes,

“According to your faith,
let it be.”

And immediately
sight appeared.

©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler – a Christian poet, writer, and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible, and the church – prayer-a-phrased these verses from Matthew 9, found in many translations on Bible Gateway.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Reaching out to Jesus

For twelve insufferable years, a woman suffered
with chronic bleeding, suffering
even more from medical management –
with everything she had as cost –
but she had gotten worse.

And then she heard about Jesus.

Coming up behind Him in the crowd,
she (who was deemed untouchable because of her disorder)
kept thinking to herself: “If I can just touch
the edge of His robe, I will be healed of much distress.”

As she did this, immediately the bleeding ceased,
and her whole body knew healing of her disease.

Jesus knew it too!

Immediately He felt curative power go out from Himself,
and as He turned around to see, He asked:
“Who touched My robe?”

“You’re surrounded by people!” His followers said.
“Of course, someone touched You,
so why do You even ask who?”

But Jesus kept looking about
to see who had done this,
and the woman began trembling
since she’d been found out.

Trembling with fear, trembling with wonder,
she fell down before Him and declared what she’d done.

And God’s Son responded: “My daughter, your healing depended
on your faith in Me. Now go, reconciled. Your suffering has ended.”

© 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler, prayer-a-phrase, Mark 5:25-34