Why did Jesus heal the sick and deliver the oppressed? Why did he feed the hungry and teach the multitudes? Why did he make the cripple well and give sight to the blind? Was it to prove that He was the Messiah, God incarnate? Was it to increase his influence and gain more followers? The answer is simple, really: Jesus healed because he loved people and had compassion on them. And it’s as simple as that.
So, as you read our focal scripture for today, remember that as a Christ-follower, you are now the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. So, go out in his healing power with kindness and courage, not to gain power or influence, but out of love and compassion for all. Do so, and you can change the world.
(Matthew 15:29-31) 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. 31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.