In Mark 1:29, Jesus heals Mary — not with words — but with a touch. Later he goes into town, taking time to diagnose the problems with the afflicted. For those with physical problems, he heals them. For those with spiritual problems, he casts out the demons troubling them.
And to this day, Jesus’ calm presence heals and restores us to help. Like a nurse that understands and continuously takes care of her patient, Jesus is continuously taking care of us. He knows our “case history.” He knows about our aches and pains. And he can help us.
There is something more going on here than any of can fix. We need the healing touch of Jesus. But we have to let him in.
“Out of the Dark”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Feb. 4, 2017