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Matthew 9:18-38, Healings of Jesus

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.
— Matthew 9:35

NL Daily Devotion for Friday, February 15, 2019

by Daniel D. Maurer, Clergy Stuff


I’ve always had the deepest respect for nurses. What other job do you know of where you’re required to clean up puke, check an IV line, then smile at the person in the hospital room who has been yelling at you, because of illness-related dementia?!

I believe that Jesus’ healings were much less a witness to God’s “magical” powers, but that God wanted to show others that God was caring, loving, patient, and kind.

How else can a relationship be as we have it with our God?

Thank you, God, for your healing touch. Grace your presence in my home this week. Amen.

Earlier Event: February 14
Matthew 8:28-9:8, Healings of Jesus
Later Event: February 16
Matthew 10:1-15, The Twelve Apostles