“But for you who fear My Name, the sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.”
It’s easy to like this verse. It’s poetic– warm, healing sunlight; leaping about with joy and freedom like a calf out of its confinement. It’s a happy scene.
But it’s more than a peaceful, happy scene. It’s deep. It’s prophetic. It’s ours.
For the sake of those who may not be as excited about ancient word studies, I will move quickly through this one to get to my point. I don’t want to lose anyone!
English word and Hebrew meaning (oh, please don’t skim through too quickly, I don’t want you to miss it!):
fear= reverence, fear (worshipful fear)
sun = to be brilliant; sun; daylight; a simile of splendor
Righteousness= of God
rise= to rise, come forth; irradiate (to shoot forth beams)
healing= with spiritual implication (specifically in this verse)
wings= extremity, covering, edges, wingspan; extremity of garment (corner, loose flowing end); overspreading; uttermost part
Let’s put it together:
But for you who revere and worship My Name, the brilliance and splendor of My Righteousness will come forth with healing– sometimes physical, always spiritual– and My Son Jesus is “able to save to the uttermost” those who come to Me through Him (see Hebrews 7:25).
Isn’t that beautiful?
Now let’s take a look at what I see as prophetic foreshadowing in this verse. Think about when the woman found healing by touching the fringe– the extremity of garment (corner, loose flowing end)– of Jesus’ garment. See Luke 8:43-48 and Mark 5:24-34. Isn’t that an amazing picture God connects with these verses?!
I also see an undeniable relationship between this verse talking about how the “sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings” and Jesus rising, or coming forth from the dead with spiritual healing for all mankind, for all time… saving to the uttermost!
So, go, dear ones. Leap for joy, like calves released from their stall. 🙂