October 31, 2020

Jesus Does Good Works of the Kingdom

Healing of the Blind Man, Buoninsegna

By Chaplain Mike

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 4:23-25

God anointed [Jesus] with the Holy Spirit and with power, and…He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38)

only one balm for this world’s pain
only one course can grief constrain
only one way will hope sustain…
love empow’rd by heaven

to all the poor, the blind, the lame
to all fast bound by fear and shame
to all with broken hearts he came…
love empow’rd by heaven

healing poor souls by hell possessed
healing the wounds of those oppressed
healing the weary, needing rest…
with love empow’rd by heaven

jesus, the source of all that heals
jesus, to hearts of faith appeals
jesus, the father’s grace reveals…
through love empow’rd by heaven

i come in sin’s deep misery
i come in need of remedy
i come, no other hope or plea…
to love empow’rd by heaven

heal’d, I stand and cast off shame
heal’d, I bow and bless his name
heal’d, I rise, new life to claim…
through love empow’rd by heaven

as we walk in life that’s new
as we walk, we share his view
as we walk, good works we do…
through love empow’rd by heaven


  1. Prodigal Daughter says

    So very beautiful. And spot on. Thank you!

  2. Wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. David Cornwell says

    Amen to the above comments, very beautiful.

  4. Yes, what a wonderful meditation for today.
    Thank you, Chaplain.