So, with John 1:1-5 being turned down, I thought about doing 1 Timothy 3:14-16, but then a sentence in Luke on the parable of the hemorrhaging woman caught my eye. Luke is the only one who says that Jesus said he felt the power leave him when she touched the fringe of his clothing. I believe that this could be an interesting statement on the duality of Christ, being both man and God, because all other healing takes place in the knowing presence of God. It makes me wonder if we’re able to be conduits for God’s healing power, but that if we use our own energy (consciously or subconsciously, obviously), we will feel a drain.
That’s actually been a lesson that was hardest to teach my son – that he should merely channel the energy from God, not draw him from himself. He’s a tool, not the ultimate healer.
So anyway, it’ll be an exegetical paper, and this time, I get 2500 to 3000 words. <g> I’m moving up in the world. 🙂