He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick… Matthew 12:15-21 (Isaiah 42:1-4) Healing is a delicate matter. The process can take as little as a few hours or it can take years. Early in Jesus’ ministry he began healing, initially defining his call to the lost sheep of Israel (Matt.15:24), but in just three years he would heal anyone who came before in faith and believed in his authority. In him was their hope and in him they found healing, bringing justice to victory in administering the law of God’s love for his creation. Today we are the benefactors of that victory. Bruised and smoldering, yet steadfast and immovable in our faith, we too have hope. We are not alone. We too will find healing.