One day our family went on holidays. On the first night my wife had trouble opening up the children’s window in the rented apartment. When I tried opening it the old-style window came crashing down on my fingers like a blunt guillotine. Immediately my hand started burning and bleeding. The pain was excruciating at first, but the good thing was that my fingers were not broken. The doctor said my finger were saved and told me to keep the wounds bandaged for a couple of days and then expose them to the sunlight. The sunlight would quicken the healing process.
Doctors recognize that there is some type of healing power in the light and warmth of the sun. This reminds us of the Scripture quoted before, “the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays” (Mal. 4:2). God’s light in Christ has the power to heal the spirit, soul and body––this was continually demonstrated throughout Jesus’ life on earth.
One particular passage highlights the potency of the light of Christ:
“When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognised Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him, and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed” (Matt. 14:34-36).
Just like a fire has power to attract a crowd, so the light of Christ has tremendous pull. Once people recognised Jesus was in their territory they spread word throughout the surrounding country. People brought their sick knowing that just one touch from him would restore them. The power of God emanated so dynamically from the Messiah that just one touch transferred that power to another.
Prayer: Father, let the light of Christ shine down on me!