Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070615.cfm
While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward, knelt down before him, and said, “My daughter has just died. But come, lay your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples. A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured.
When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they ridiculed him. When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose. And news of this spread throughout all that land.
The faith of the official saved his daughter and the faith of the woman saved her. How is your faith? Is it strong enough to allow Jesus to heal? Open your heart and mind and explore your faith. Will it stand the test?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I trust in your healing power. When I need to be healed you are there, when I have friends in need, you are there. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, now and forever. In your holy name I pray, Amen!
In you, my God, I place my trust.