Monday, March 7, 2016
Lenten reflection 3-7-16
Thanks to Heidi Knofczynski for this contribution
He asked them when he began to recover.
They told him,“The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon.”
The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him,“Your son will live,”
The words of Jesus have power. Do you believe it? Jesus speaks “your son will live” and at that moment the royal official's son is healed. The royal official did not see it happen, and that seems to be the point of this verse; he had the faith to ask for his son’s healing and he then he simply trusted in Jesus’ words. And the words of Jesus go beyond the expectations of a mere physical healing! We read that the royal officials entire family came to believe, and the life that comes through belief in Jesus is eternal.
For most of us the healing we need is often hidden deep in our souls occurring in subtle and unexpected ways. It takes tremendous trust because it is hard to perceive anything happening. Read, listen and ponder His words in Scripture and, as Mary directs us, “do whatever He tells you to do.” Most of all trust that His healing is meant for you too. It may come upon you slowly, occurring in the depths of your soul but it is occurring. And His healing will go beyond you, surging forth like the dawn to bring others into His light.
Merciful Jesus, I need your healing, lead my heart into a deeper trust in your word of eternal life and let my life be a sign of your saving power.
Posted by Dan and Joan Kash at 7:00 AM