Jesus went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil, unclean spirits were cured. All the people tried to touch him because power was coming from him and healing everyone. (Luke 6:17-20)
Thar be many encouraging circumstances in this story ’bout the way the Son draws us ter himself.
- The Son stood on level ground. He placed no barriers be fer folks. He did not ask ’em ter “come up” ter his level. No, he made thar steps level so all could get ter him. (Proverbs 4:26)
- Jesus put in a full day’s work. The crowd was large, a goodly number from far away. And he turned back narry a one.
- Folks came from all over. Healing from the Son not be reserved for one group, a special class, but fer all, no matter whar ya be from.
- The folks who come caught a vision of the Son healing ’em. A good many times we come ter the Son without any expectations, without any vision, without any real hope that things ‘ill change fer us. But the fellers and lasses who come ter the Son in this story knowed that a little bit of the Son would bring a heaping big load of healing fer ’em.
- Diseases and evil spirits skedaddled. Sickness don’ scare the Son. Sickness kin not abide in his presence. Same with evil spirits. While demons might frighten fearful folks, when the Son shows up, it be the demons who tremble. Think on the power of the Son’s presence the next time someone ya love be sick or harassed by a wicked spirit. Bring them ya love by name ter the Son so they kin be healed. Introduce the sickness or spirit ter the Son. Once you make the introduction, sickness and spirits ‘ill leave, fer darkness kin not abide in the presence of light.
- Folks tried ter touch the Son and with good reason. Jest a wee bit of his cloak be enough fer power ter flow out of him. This be active faith, the sort that be born in our hearts. Because a little touch from the Son be enough ter change a life, make it yer task ter press through crowds and take hold of the Son.
- Power flowed from the Son inter folks. Ne’er think that the Son had an easy life. Most all his days whar hard, laborious, tiresome work. Most nights he put his head down exhausted. Thing be, we kin ‘ave that power in us if only we ‘ill believe that the righteousness of the Son be in us through his saving mercy. Tap inter his power and touch others with his love and fergiving mercy!
- The Son healed ’em all. He don’ say, “Time’s up. I gotta go. Sorry.” No, sir. He stays and goes about his father’s business ’til all get healed.
This be the Son who saves us, who heals us, who helps us in our times of need. This be the Son who came that we might have life and have it ter the full. Question be, are we rushing ter take hold of this Son? And if not, what be our excuse?