Our Ailing Souls

And as many as touched Him were made well.

~ Mark 6:56b (NKJV)

Jesus’ earthly ministry was filled with times of wonderful and miraculous healings. People from far and wide would flock to Jesus simply to “touch the hem of His garment” that they might know the healing power of Christ. And as many as touched Him were made well. Yet, when we take the deeper and more spiritual application of this passage, and we speak in terms of Christ’s power to heal us of sin, that great spiritual malady, where are the multitudes seeking His divine salve for our ailing souls? May we always remember Jesus does not only heal the body, but the soul. The full manifestation of His power is it’s efficacy over sin and death. Therefore, let us flock to Christ to remedy our spirit, to touch Him, and be made well.

~ apl

4 thoughts on “Our Ailing Souls

  1. I think some of the ailing souls don’t realize they are “sick”. I pray that God would open the eyes and heart of people to see their need for Him, and may we ever trust in Him to heal our spirits. Wonderful post!

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  2. Good post. Appreciated the pinpointed accuracy of the deeper problem people face in regards to Jesus. “Got a blessing to give? Yes, sign me up…I’ll take it!” But when Jesus looks at us and says “Sin no more, lest something worse happen” (John 5.14), there are many that say, “What do you mean? I want your blessing, not your Lordship.” Coming to Jesus and touching the hem of His garment will bring temporary blessing to some, I’m sure, but only when desperation grips our hearts and we reach out for His garment in an effort to cling to Him will any of us experience true healing. Jesus not only says, “Be well…but your sins are forgiven you,” to those whose attitude matches the woman whose bleeding illness could not be touched by natural means.

    Thanks for the thought provocation! God Bless!

    In Christ,


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