Healing in His Wings (Father Simon Says)

On this episode of Father Simon Says, Fr. Richard Simon takes us on a fascinating journey into the story of the woman who touched Jesus’ garment and found healing. 👗

🌟 The Faith-Filled Backstory

So, you know the story of the woman with the hemorrhage, right? She believed that just touching Jesus’ cloak would heal her. But there’s so much more to it—let’s uncover the hidden layers! 📜

🔍 “Kanaf”

Fr. Simon gives us a Hebrew word today: kanaf. It shows up in Malachi 4:2 and can mean edge, wing, extremity, or even the corner of a garment. Talk about multitasking words!

📖 Malachi 4:2: Prophecy and Promise

In Malachi 4:2, we read, “But for you who revere my name, the sun (S-U-N) of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays, and you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” This verse is a promise about the Messiah bringing healing.

👗 The Jesus Connection

The woman knew her scriptures. She believed that touching the corner (or wing) of Jesus’ garment, the Messiah, would heal her. Her act of faith was deeply rooted in her understanding of God’s promises. Pretty amazing, right?

🎶 An Old Song with New Meaning

Father also talks about an old gospel song: “Touched the Hem of His Garment….” This song beautifully sums up the woman’s faith and the healing power of Jesus. It’s like bringing ancient prophecy to life!

😊 What This Means for Us

This story is about promises fulfilled and unwavering faith. The woman recognized Jesus as the Messiah, and her simple touch was an act of profound belief. Isn’t that incredible?

And just a little fun fact: Fr. Simon jokes about how it’s been a while since he frolicked like a calf, but diving into these stories brings a certain joy and a sense of spiritual frolicking! 🐄💃

So, next time you hear this story, remember the rich tapestry of faith, prophecy, and fulfillment woven into it.

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.