Golden Touch

A devotion on Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed. Save me, and I will be saved; for you are my praise.
–Jeremiah 17:14

King Midas had the golden touch.

In the mythical Greek morality tale, whatever Midas laid his hands on — furniture, food, people — turned to gold. Midas’ name is synonymous with greed and for failure to be satisfied.

Our God has a golden touch too. But our God isn’t mythical! And His golden touch is a blessing, not a curse. Whatever He wishes will happen.

The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell the story of a woman who had been ill and bleeding for twelve years. Since she was ceremonially unclean, she was not allowed to touch anyone.

However, when she heard of a healing rabbi thirty miles away, she knew she had to reach Him. If she could just grasp the edge of His cloak, she would be healed.

Reaching out in faith, she touched Jesus’ robe. God reached back with healing.

He can direct surgeon’s hands and enlighten researchers. He can save even without an earthly touch. No ailment is beyond His understanding, no sickness beyond His ability to fix.

If we ask and He wills, if it is what’s best in His great vision of time, then it will be done. So pray. If anyone can bring you answers, if anyone can heal you, God’s golden touch must come first.

Prayer

Dear God, Please touch my life and make it clean. Heal me of every thing that keeps me distant from you. Thank You for Your unfailing, eternal love. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

What healing am I eager for? Have I brought my request to God?