July 24, 2009
He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well." Mark 5:34
According to the commentary, "made well" is the same term as "saved." For the author of the Gospel of Mark, faith is the pre-requisite for healing.
Today, I saw how faith can make someone well.
She's the matriarch of a large clan of family and her in God's presence is strong. Her diagnosis is terminal. Her family knows that and she does too, although she has not spoken of it. In the midst of her illness, the family surrounds her in prayer, in compassion, in supportive comfort care, in saving grace. She will die soon, but she'll be made well.
I admit to not really understand *how* this works. It's a mystery into which I live every day.
How does your faith make you well?