Monday 8 July 2019
Genesis 28:10-22. Psalm 90(91):1-4, 14-15. Matthew 9:18-26.
In you, my God, I place my trust – Psalm 90(91):1-4, 14-15
‘Your faith has restored you.’
As Jesus announces the reign of God he extends that reign through healing the sick. Words are embodied with actions.
For a father in distress at his daughter’s apparent death, he knew through faith that Jesus’ touch would bring new life. Jesus ‘got up and followed him’ – struck by Jairus’ trust in the mercy and power which would flow from his own hand. For a woman suffering in her body for twelve long years, her faith was such that she knew even touching Jesus’ cloak would transform her life for the better. ‘Take heart, daughter’ Jesus says on seeing her, ‘your faith has made you well’.
Give me patience with my body, Lord. Help me to attend to its changes and seek healing and care when I need it. Raise me up to life in fullness, and invite me to cooperate in all the ways I can.