And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
There came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
And straightway the damsel arose, and walked.

COMMENTARY

If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Be not afraid, only believe.

We have already examined how the miracles of Jesus did not depend on a specific process. The approach to each miracle was different, the manner of administering was different, and even the stages of healing were different.
Even so, there does remain one element that is consistent through them all, and that is the requirement of faith. Usually when others instigate the healing process it is by some specific act of faith, and when Jesus instigates it first includes an instruction to them to be faithful.
In one instance (Matthew 9:29) Jesus even literally says ” According to your faith be it unto you.” The limiting factor in our healing and saving is not on his end. If we have the faith for it, he can provide whatever right thing we ask for.

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