A Small Miracle

There is a story in Luke 22 that is so awesome.  It’s not found in any of the other gospel in quite this way.  When Jesus was arrested by night by the Pharisees and their guard, Peter drew his sword and cut off the right ear of Malchus the high-priest’s slave.  John records that too.  But only Luke tells what happened next.  Jesus said, “No more of this!” And He touched Malchus’ ear and healed him.”  Just like that,  his ear was entirely normal.  I think this is one of the most beautiful examples of Christ’s MERCY in all the Bible.  And it is a little story that not everyone knows.  Most people, even non-Christians, know that Jesus walked on water and fed 5,000 people with one little boy’s lunch.  But to heal the ear of the man arresting him—jerking him along by the arm!  “What wondrous Love is this, Oh, my soul.” (song)

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