Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
—Matthew 15:29-31 (TNIV)
Here Matthew reminds us of a truth we must always keep in mind and offers us a preview of coming attractions, so to speak. Those who come to Jesus in faith will be healed. It may be in the manner that Matthew describes in today’s lesson. It may be a lifelong process that is almost imperceptible to us. It may be in some other completely different way. Whatever the manner, Christ will heal us and when death releases us from our body of sin (Romans 6:7), we will be fully healed and healed forever. This is part of what life in Christ promises and it is ours by faith. What a wonderful gift and promise! Thanks be to God.