Thursday, 20 May 2021
Title: He Healed Them All.
Ps Mark Tan
As the pandemic brings us into yet another Movement Control Order, many of us are drawn back into our homes, some to our loneliness and we often ask the question, both in our hearts and in our social media platforms, “Why isn’t God healing today?”
In Matthew 12, Jesus was asked “Teacher, is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” and instead of giving an impersonal, highly theological answer, He chose to answer the question from a more personal perspective. “ If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath. ” ( Matt 12:11-12 ). In this, Jesus not only struck at the hypocrisy in the accuser’s heart, but He also revealed God’s heart and His love for us. The Book of Matthew records another instance in the Sermon on the Mount:
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” ( Matthew 6:26 ). Then, as if it wasn’t enough, Jesus heals the man with the withered hand, after which a large crowd followed after Him. Now Jesus could have told them to disperse and leave. Instead, Jesus did something totally consistent to a loving God: He healed them all. This goes to show, that God most certainly can heal, and He does heal even today.
In the midst of all the uncertainties in the world today, Jesus makes it abundantly clear: He has the power and will to love and save us.
Charles Spurgeon said it best: I can hope for each other and for all when I remember the healing power of my Lord. And for myself, however severe my struggle with sin and sickness, I can still be of good cheer. He who on earth did better work than hospitals still dispenses His grace and works wonders among children and men. Let (us) go to Him, immediately and earnestly.
May we praise Jesus, who holds the world in the palm of His hand. May we wait on Him to deliver us both in Spirit and in our physical struggles, now and forevermore.
Almighty God, You who are a strong tower for all who put their trust in You, whom all things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth obey, be now and evermore our defence. May we believe and trust that the only name under heaven given for health and salvation is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your One and Only Son who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God now and forever. Amen.
而是选择了从更个人的角度来回答这个问题。 耶稣说：“你们中间谁有一只羊，当安息日掉在坑里，不把它抓住拉上来呢？ 人比羊何等贵重呢！所以，在安息日做善事是可以的。”（*马太福音12：11-12 *）。