Healing in His Wings
Malachi 4:2: But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
This prophecy of the Messiah from Malachi was fulfilled when the woman who had the issue of blood touched the “hem of his garment.” The word wings in Hebrew is kanaph and can be translated corner or skirt, as well as the wings of a bird. The knots of the tassels at the corners (wings) of the prayer shawl, were called tzizit, or “fringes.”
Numbers 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
In Matthew 9:20, this “edge of his clothes” is what the woman came to touch when she wanted to be healed. The woman was acknowledging that Jesus was a great healer, but also that this prophecy in Malachi of him being the Messiah was being fulfilled. She was “declaring her faith in God’s prophetic Word.” (Yeshua, by Ron Moseley, p. 22)Matthew 14:36 And they were begging him that they might touch [him], even if only the outer edge of his clothing. And those who touched were healed.
In this record, the Aramaic word for “outer edge” is very similar to the Hebrew for wings, kenpha. The words for healing in Malachi and in Matthew both imply soundness or wholeness. All those who came to Jesus were made whole. It is the same today!
Psalm 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Covert means a shadow or shelter. So “under his wings” has the idea of protection, as well as healing.
Psalm 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
I will flee for refuge under his wings!