Posted 7 月 8, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

女兒,放心吧!

Jesus heals bleeding woman瑪竇福音 9:18-26

在聖經中,耶穌稱讚的人不多,患血漏病的女人就是其中一個。雖然這女人只是跟在耶穌後面偷偷摸了祂的衣服,甚至對祂說話都不敢,祂卻對她說:「女兒,放心吧!你的信德救了你。」

一句簡單的說話,便顯出了天主仁慈的心。祂安慰她叫她放心,因為祂知道她心中害怕,還稱呼她為女兒,並說她是因自己的信德而得救。當然她的病好了,其實需要耶穌的願意,但耶穌沒有把功勞歸於自己,反而在眾人前稱讚她,可見在耶穌眼中,她的信德是珍貴的,並因這信德,她不但得到醫治,還被稱作女兒。相比起後來首長家裏那些譏笑耶穌的群眾,這女人的信德確是特別的。

我們有時對於自己的需要可能連求,也會難於啟齒,但不要害怕,讓我們記住耶穌是溫和良善的,祂不會笑我們,卻會叫我們放心,所以我們要有信心把生命中令我們無助的事情交托給祂。

Matthew 9:18-26

In the bible, there aren’t many examples of Jesus praising people, but praising the faith of this woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years is one. Although this woman didn’t even have the courage to speak to Jesus, and just quietly followed Him and touched the tassel on His cloak; Jesus said to her, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.”

Jesus showed His merciful heart through this simple statement. He comforted her since He knew she was afraid, and probably ashamed of her sickness which made her unclean. He also called her daughter and said she was cured because of her faith. Jesus did not give credit to Himself, though He was the one who cured her, but praised her in front of the crowd. We can see that Jesus is touched by her faith, and this faith not only saved her, but made her a daughter. Compared to those who ridiculed Jesus at the official’s house, this woman’s faith is indeed special.

Sometimes when we need help, we may not even dare to ask, due to lack of courage, shame, or having hard time finding the right words to say, but do not be afraid, let us remember that Jesus is our gentle and merciful Lord. He will not laugh at us, but is willing to comfort us, for He knows our concerns and fears, so let us have faith in Him to entrust our needs in His hands.


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