Monday of Week 14

Hosea 2:16,17-18,21-22: Psalm 144:2-9; Matthew 9:18-26

Two women are healed, though which Matthew tells us two glorious things about Jesus:

The young girl is raised from death: Matthew is telling us that Jesus is the Lord of Life! Through him we can find true life.

An adult woman is cured of an haemorrhage: Matthew tells us that Jesus knows about and cares about our burdens, and we only need to reach out to him to find consolation.

Jesus could not act in either of these healings without those in need asking: that is allowing their faith (a gift from God to all) to prompt them to act. For the little girl, unable to act for herself, her father had to act for her - something that we need to remember as we all have responsibility for one another.

The Psalmist (as they so often do!) reminds us of the core of this message in just one line - the response to today's Psalm

The Lord is kind and full of compassion


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