Matthew 14:34–36 (ESV)
Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret
when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick 36 and
implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
Surprisingly, Jesus heals many
who only touch the tassel of His garment. What about today? Does not God permit both believer and unbeliever to be healed through medications that are derived from His creation? (Cf 5:45.) What happens on the Plain of Gennesaret demonstrates Christ’s
exceeding goodness to all. Yet because we know Jesus and trust Him as our Savior and Lord, we thank and praise Him for the multitude of undeserved favors that we daily receive.
I pray: “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!” (Ps 118:1). Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House,