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Many thanks to Mary Simonson Clark, ELCA Malaria
Campaign Coordinator in the Minneapolis Area Synod, for providing the
following insights on the lectionary texts for February 5 and 12. She
points out the healing imagery in the following texts:
Isaiah 40:21-31—“but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength” (v. 31)
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c—“He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.” (v. 3)
Mark 1:29-39—Jesus heals many at Simon’s house, including Simon’s
mother-in-law. (Scholars and ELCA Malaria Campaign staff have postulated
that Simon’s mother-in-law may have been suffering from malaria!)
2 Kings 5:1-14—The healing of Naaman
Psalm 30—Thanksgiving for recovery from grave illness
Mark 1:40-45—Jesus cleanses a leper
What a wonderful opportunity we have to lift up the ELCA Malaria
Campaign– and the programming work of our companion churches in Africa–
in the midst of these meditations on God’s healing power!
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