“And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (What happened: Christ healed a woman who had been sick for twelve years)
“And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (What happened: Christ forgave the sins of a prostitute)
“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
We see above two accounts of healing: one seen (physical ailment) and one unseen (sins). One woman sought out Jesus so she could be physically healed and the other sought him so she could be morally healed (forgiven). Christ, in both instances, looked upon them and saw their faith, healed them and then told them that their faith had made them well. They were told to “go in peace“. From this passage, is Jesus showing us that faith brings peace? Absolutely! Faith is the steadfast belief in something unseen. It is the quiet leadership, the calm reasoning that others rely on in times of turmoil. Do you have peace in your life? Can you imagine how the two women must have felt after being given peace by Jesus? Philippians tells us to not be anxious about anything, to put our burden on the Lord and then we will receive the peace of God. We all seek for peace in our lives but we cannot find it without Christ.
By having a relationship with Christ and thinking on his word this peace is achievable in our lives. May we be confident that our faith in Christ and God has brought healing and forgiveness to our lives that only they can give. May we too go in peace.