Matthew 15:29-31 cures many people
Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. 31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
By this point Jesus is well into his ministry and yet people are still amazed at what they saw. He did most of his ministry in Galilee so he isn’t really in a “new” place and the crowds followed him and yet they are still amazed! When you are with greatness, awe doesn’t stop, it just confirms. A research study was done on prayer and healing and they found that patients that were prayed for healed and were cured at a higher rate than those who were not prayed for. Even though we give a lot of credit today to modern medicine, we cannot deny the Godly aspect to healing. But unlike Biblical times we don’t stand in the greatness of God instead we are overwhelmed by hospital technology. Although the advancement of medicine is good and we should always follow our doctor’s advices, we shouldn’t take out the power of faith to heal. Jesus spoke these words “you faith has made you well” to people who were healed; let us not take faith out healing. This also means let us ask our faith for courage and encouragement when it looks like healing won’t happen.