Luke 4:38–41 (ESV)
Jesus Heals Many
38 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And
he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
40 Now when
the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the
Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
Jesus heals many people by a word and a touch. His works reveal
the bond between sin and sickness, which corrupts the world and touches our lives. Pray that Jesus would deliver you from evil and protect you from the effects of sin. Christ can forgive and restore you by His grace.
I pray: Restore me, precious Savior, that I may serve You faithfully. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis,
MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1716.