“Come Be Made Well”

April 15, 2018

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All three synoptic gospels tell of a woman pressing through a dense chaotic crowd to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. Why? Because she’d suffered twelve long years with a bleeding disorder and wanted to be healed. Her condition had caused physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual isolation and this led to her desperation. Once she touched Jesus’ garment she was immediately made well. Jesus sensed a release of His power and then asked who touched Him. The woman fell at His feet. She does so in humility, reverence, and awe. All eyes are on them. What will Jesus do or say? Mark 5:34 gives the answer: “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” The Greek word Jesus uses for well is, Sozo, which means something far greater than physical healing. Sozo refers to being made whole, saved from something perilous, and made spiritually well. We too have a fatal disease–sin. That is the bad prognosis. But the good prognosis is this: Our sin was imputed to Christ who took it to the cross and His disease-free righteousness is imputed to us by faith. He saves us from sin and death and makes us forever well. Either by His wounds you are healed or you are not healed at all. Christ alone is the cure. May the Lord make you well!

Bible References

  • Mark 5:25 - 34
  • Isaiah 53:3 - 6
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 1 Peter 2:24