Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
I recently read this verse in my daily devotional time, this time I saw it from an entirely different perspective. This is Luke’s version of the Sermon on the Mount, Luke brought out a different perspective of that great day. As Jesus readied Himself to teach the word, the power of God, the anointing, was flowing out from Him. It was healing everyone in the crowd. The people were touching Him and they were being made whole.
I can imagine the different people who were healed that day; I’m sure there were blind folks healed, deaf regained their hearing, the lame walked, and lepers were cleansed. There were other kinds of healing there that day; the depressed received their joy back, the anxious found an unprecedented peace, and the fearful found rest in His love. Everyone received a healing from the Lord. What kind of healing do you need today? Healing is still flowing out from Him to all who reach out and touch Him. Here are some thoughts from Matthew Henry on today’s verse.
“They came to be cured by him, and he healed them. Some were troubled in body, and some in mind; some had diseases, some had devils; but both the one and the other, upon their application to Christ, were healed, for he has power over diseases and devils, over the effects and over the causes. Nay, it should seem, those who had no particular diseases to complain of yet found it a great confirmation and renovation to their bodily health and vigor to partake of the virtue that went out of him; for the whole multitude sought to touch him, those that were in health as well as those that were sick, and they were all, one way or other, the better for him: he healed them all; and who is there that doth not need, upon some account or other, to be healed? There is a fulness of grace in Christ, and healing virtue in him, and ready to go out from him, that is enough for all, enough for each.”
There is a fullness of grace available for each of us today, power is still flowing out from Him. Maybe you are anxious, stressed, or angry, or afraid; He is here and His power hasn’t abated. Go ahead, reach out in faith and touch Him, He is healing us all.