Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Vs. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made
you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
In this Bible
portion, we read about a bleeding woman, who "had suffered a great
deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet
instead of getting better she grew worse".
According to Mosaic
Law, women who were ceremonially unclean weren't allowed to touch anyone.
But when this woman heard about a man who healed many who had various
diseases, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak.
All those who came
into contact with Jesus, experienced the healing in every part of their
lives, both physically and spiritually.
Where the need is
great, then Jesus is there to touch. From our part, what is needed is the
faith of this woman, the leper, the blind and the many others who were
humble enough to admit that they were in need. All of them believed and
recognized that Jesus was the only one who could satisfy their needs.
Verse 30-31 says “At
once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in
the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the
people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can
ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
Jesus realized what
had happened; But the disciples who “follow" him are ignorant about
this needy woman.
Are we regular
church goers avoiding the marginalized, disabled or needy who want to
touch Jesus? A True believer is the one who is always willing to extend a
helping hand to someone who is in need. The task of the Church is to
incorporate all types of humans into our community.
A failure to
incorporate all types of humans is to deny Jesus in our lives.
Forgive me for ignoring the struggles of the needy and helpless around
me. Give me the ability to acknowledge that every individual need respect
and dignity. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“How a society
treats its disabled is the true measure of civilization” - Chen
Saji J. Mathew,St. Thomas MTC, Lombard, IL Christian Education Forum,
Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church