Jesus sighed. On several occasions, the reality of sin’s weight on the world moved Jesus to express a heaviness through what we call a “sigh”. Even though a “sigh” isn’t verbal speech, we know what it means. It’s a pause that reflects something deep in our spirit that’s louder than words. When Jesus was preparing to heal a deaf-mute, He touched the man’s ears and tongue, then:
“…looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is ‘Be opened.’.” – Mark 7:34 NKJV
The moment so clearly forms a picture of our need for Him. As broken vessels, our only hope is in Christ. There was nothing the man could do in his own power to overcome his physical challenges. There are broken lives all around us needing the same thing…His touch, His healing, and His declaration of freedom! Are the ravages of sin causing you heaviness today? If so, you’re not alone in that emotion, but praise be to God-He has overcome sin and its destruction.
“…but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 NKJV
If you’re redeemed, give thanks for His healing. If sin is crippling your walk with Him; repent and be healed. For those around you who need it, pray specifically for their hearts to be open to His life-changing touch.