and begged him repeatedly, 23saying, “My little daughter is at death’s door. Please come and place your hands on her so that she may recover and live.”
pre-resurrectional healing calms us between birth and death is our venue this we can get our minds around ordinarily this is what we aspire to death cuts off healing emptying hope our if-only’s linger brief and ever in a moment we surpass our depth it is now or never to gather resources once we would travel to seek a reward now we beckon to us a deserved wage whatever it takes to meet our expectation we will finally smile or grimace through there we did it a necessary deed it could have been easier a last resort invested with great energy to have great effect post-request time is just as difficult
“Healed”, σῴζω (sōzō), and “live”, ζάω (zaō) can be seen in parallel—either a redundancy meaning the same thing or as words that play off one another.
In most other settings sōzō is associated with salvation from sin and in previous healings Jesus has variously chosen to bring a healing in a variety of ways: forgiveness of sins, just getting up, or a touch of one sort or another.
The mechanisms of revival are many. In today’s medical model it is important to note specific genetic markers. Some therapies are known to be ineffective in certain genetic variants and their use would only delay getting to a treatment plan that would have a stronger likelihood of success.
For those interested in learning to engage at tender moments in a person’s life, knowing the range of responses is important as well as having data and experience that can help choose between them.
In this particular it appears that some form of touch is going to be part of this story. Off we go—hands at the ready to shush infirmity and beckon well-being’s return.