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One by One

Luke 18:35-42

Our magnificent God created the entire physical universe
with a word.
His sovereignty is so complete that
He simply expresses His will, and
matter obeys.

When Jesus came,
surely He could have healed the same way.
With just a word He could have healed
an entire village,
an entire nation,
the whole world.
But He did not.
He healed personally,
one by one.

He healed in many different ways.
Healing was not a technique but
a personal exchange.
He always established personal contact
with the one requesting the healing,
whether with the needy person or
with their representative
(sick people often can’t speak for themselves).
From the petitioner, there was
an expression of faith.
Then from Jesus,
a word,
a look,
sometimes a touch – and
a changed life.

Jesus shared the Father’s love
person to person,
face to face.
How else could you fully express such a
intimate love?

He calls us,
His servants and friends,
to express God’s love the same way to
each of His loved ones all around us:
person to person,
one by one.

Father, help me not to respond to people
by label or category,
but as individuals,
as Your unique creations.

Hymn: One by One