We who work with children have our hearts broken daily. If only we could wipe away the suffering and struggle of a child in pain. If only we could touch and heal the disease and wounds of those in our care.
The faith of a father speaking on behalf of his child draws the attention of the Great Healer, and the child is relieved from his seizures. The disciples are given the task of healing, but it is the faith of a father on behalf of his son that eases the suffering.
It is given into our hands. The faith and blessing of Christ is in hands that touch and voices that advocate.
Compassionate Christ, give me strength of faith today. May your loving grace work through my hands and my voice for your children. Be embodied by those who teach your children and care for their every need. May each act be the miracle of healing that you give to us. Amen.
Rev. Erin Reed Cooper
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)