“God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles. When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.”
There are some things in the Bible, that really do fill us with all sorts of questions. Perhaps today’s verse is one of them. Yet we can rest assured knowing that if it’s in the Bible, then it is truth and we can be encouraged and grow through reading and understanding it, no matter how strange it may seem.
What is evidently clear, above the strangeness of these miracles, is that God has the power to use anything to bring about His will and to heal and deliver the sick and oppressed. Sometimes when we pray, we expect God to work in a certain way according to our thinking and reasoning. But these miracles show us that God is outside of our way of thinking. He is above it. What we do know, is that His miracles are for our sakes and for His glory.
When we read verses such as today’s, we are encouraged that although God doesn’t always work in the way we want or think, He is at work for our best. He knows best. Let us not get discouraged when we don’t always see the answer we may expect, but rather let us trust God that He knows best. He can use anything and anyone for His glory. Trust Him. He knows best!