August 20, 2020

Be of good cheer - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,  I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of Luke 8:47 , Jesus said, “Daughter, be of good cheer, your faith has made you well.” “Go in peace.”

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,   From the above context we understand that Jesus was pleased to see the faith of the woman and therefore He said, to the woman “Your faith has made you well. ”Jesus   was on His way to the house of Jairus. He was a ruler of the synagogue.  He   came there and fell down at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ, and begged him to heal his daughter who was dying. She was just twelve years of age and  was dying. So Jesus was rushing towards his house.  But on the way a large crowd gathered around Him. The woman who was suffering from flow of blood, hearing that Jesus was passing through her town,    decided to meet Jesus.   In the midst of such a crowd she came from behind and touched the border of his garment, and immediately the flow of blood stopped. What makes the woman’s   healing   unique is that she was healed    because of her faith. She thought no one had noticed her. But Jesus turned around and said “Somebody   touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me”

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, when the woman came to know that she was not hidden she came trembling and fell down at the feet of Jesus. She declared to him in the   presence of all the people, the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. She was suffering for almost twelve long years. And she had spent a lot of money on physician but could not be healed. But the moment she came to meet Jesus a miracle happened in her life.  She had simple faith that if she meets Jesus the healer, she would be healed of her disease.  So Jesus, on seeing her faith said, “Your faith has made you whole,   Go in Peace.”’ 

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Let us not complain of a crowd or a throng as long as we are in the way of our duty and doing good. Because during such times   many a poor soul gets healed, and helped and saved by Christ that might be hidden in a crowd and nobody notices it.  This woman came trembling, yet her faith saved her. There may be trembling yet there is saving faith. Jesus spoke words of comfort to Jairus, saying “Fear not, Just Believe.”And your daughter shall be made whole. 

My dear Brothers and Sisters, Today God has given you an opportunity to receive the healing touch of Jesus. Come and receive your blessing.  Be strong when you go through serious illness or through some kind of affliction.  Look up to Him in faith. Some experience affliction for a period of time assigned by God himself. Job was one such person. He was one who feared God, He was a   blameless man and upright. Yet   God permitted him to suffer that he might come forth as refined gold. You too might be going through such affliction in your life. Be strong in the Lord, Cast away all your fears. Do not be discouraged.  Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord help us to have faith in God. Not to trust in our money or any things of this world. Because it will not bring healing or forgive our sins. May we completely rely in God for all our needs.  Make us to understand that God heals all our diseases if we approach Him with simple faith.

In Jesus name we pray.


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