Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Balm of Peace
“Then he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.’
Luke 8:48 (NIV)
The woman followed the Master as he walked through the crowd. She desired to be healed of her long standing ailment.
“If, I can touch the edge of His garment, I will be healed,” she thought as she inched her way toward Jesus.
He knew instantly that someone had touched Him. All the people around Him denied doing it. Peter tried to explain about the crowd.
At last, the woman spoke to Jesus and explained what she had experienced for twelve years.
The Lord told her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.’ What did Jesus mean by telling her to go in peace?
● Don’t worry. Don’t feel guilty about interrupting my trek through the city. God was at work when my healing powers went from me to you.
● Don’t be overly concerned. There will be those who doubt your healing. Remember, our talk and focus on that. Those who disbelieve cause distraction and bring down others who have been healed. Your faith has healed you.
We will have times when God, will instruct us to exercise our faith. Be it a physical healing, an emotional healing, a job, or the mending of a relationship or a marriage, faith is a factor in how we handle the outcome.
It is our aim to enjoy serenity in our loves. Jesus tells the healed woman to go and live in peace.