As he was saying these things, a ruler came, bowed low before him, and said, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her and she will live.”
[Matt 9:18 NET]
There is nothing that Jesus cannot do. This ruler had not the slightest doubt that the Master could heal his dying child. We may have just as strong faith in Christ when any of ours are sick. If our friend dies, we know that that was the way of God’s love for him. He could have spared his life if that had been best.
Much of Christ’s work of love was wayside ministry. He was hastening with the ruler to heal his dying child when the woman touched His garment’s hem.
Good people are always giving out help in even unconscious ways. As they go about performing their common tasks, those who come near them receive help from merely touching the hem of their garments. Even Christ’s power to heal and help waits on faith. The blind men cried, “Have mercy on us,” but before He opened their eyes Jesus asked them, “Believe ye that I am able to do this?” If they had said “No,” they would not have been cured. Many prayers of our fail because we do not believe.