Have you ever thought when faced with some sickness or physical problem, “If only Jesus was here on earth and healing still; I’d just go to him and touch him and be made well!”
I certainly have.
But I had a realization recently: Jesus himself, the head, is not physically with us here on earth, but his body, the church is. His Spirit, who empowers miracles, is. The Spirit of Jesus is present in the body of Jesus, the church, giving gifts to people as he wills, including the gift of healing, for the common good and to maintain the Body united.