27 And while Jesus is leaving from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.”
28 After he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”
29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “May it happen to you consistent with what you believe.”
30 And their eyes were opened. But Jesus sternly warned them, “Make sure that no one knows about this.”
31 But they went away and spread the story through all that region.
his touch of healing, and faith
I do not believe in faith healing. But I have faith in Jesus to heal. That was the faith of these two blind men, whom Jesus healed. They believed in who Jesus was. He was the Son of David, Messiah of the Jews, and Savior of the world. They believed that Jesus was able to reverse their blindness, restoring their sight. Their faith was not in their faith, it was in their healer. That is where faith intersects with healing.
Jesus is not obligated to heal us, just as he was not obligated to heal those blind men that day. He heals because he wants to. He has chosen to respond to our prayers of faith. The reason is not that there is power in faith, but that there is love in our healer’s heart. There is not some measure of faith we have to attain to in order to get our healing. We simply have to connect with Jesus. His touch does the rest. Faith is not the solution to the problem, Jesus is. Those two blind men could have believed in anything. They chose to believe Jesus, and asked him to do what their faith could not.
LORD, thank you for Jesus, our healer. Our faith is in him.