In the book of Acts, the Bible says that they brought sick people into the streets, they laid [them] on beds and couches (Acts 5:15). I’ve know some people who have couches on their porches, but honestly, I’ve never seen anyone lounging in the middle of the street! Why did they do such a silly thing? Because they hoped that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.
They believed a shadow could heal. Isn’t that is amazing?
I looked up shadow in the dictonary and here’s what it means: “shade caused by the interception of light.”
A shadow isn’t possible unless it intercepts with the LIGHT! Why could Peter’s shadow heal? Because the presence of God was in his shadow!
When light intercepts with a need, healing occurs.
If you have a cold others can “catch” communicable diseases from you without even realizing they are around sickness. Likewise, when you become a carrier of the presence of God, you become contagious.
People sneeze and we’re afraid of getting what they have. Why do we think we can only get the bad stuff? If we can catch invisible things that are bad, why can’t we catch invisible things that are good?
The New Testament is full of extremely weird activities that Jesus and the apostles used to heal people. Why? Because the presence of God is contagious!
Jesus used spit to heal a blind man! The DNA of Jesus was in his saliva.
Paul anointed handkerchiefs! It sounds crazy, but the handkerchiefs were a point of touch that released the healing power. Healing power was contagious, it was communicable by contact.
Check out how Webster’s defines the word contagious: “catching; that which may be communicated by contact.”
If someone with a cold breathes on you, you can get sick. If we can catch colds, why can’t we catch joy? If we can catch the flu, why can’t we catch faith?
In Genesis the scriptures say that God breathed the breath of life into man and he became a living creature. The word breath in this scripture actually means spirit!
Likewise, your presence, your breath, has the power to produce life. Become a carrier of the presence of God. Be contagious!