Mark 6:56 records how a woman with a long history of internal bleeding came to Jesus, touched the edge of His garment, and was healed. Jesus’ garments are illustrative of His will to extend and confirm His healing work through physical means, in nature and through the sacraments.

God has created many natural elements for the healing of our bodies. Like this but more profoundly, God has joined His promises to water in baptism.  He has joined his promises and the body and blood of Jesus with bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper.  He has joined His absolution to the human voice in order to extend His healing grace and life in our lives.

What would happen if we not only touched the edge of His garment, but actually wrapped ourselves in all of it; that is to say, what if we wrapped ourselves daily in His Word?