Jesus is God come to man—“God with us” (1:23). He commands creation (8:23-27), damns demons (28-34), and saves sinners (9:1-13). Sin has separated man from God, but God comes to us in Jesus to save us from what separates (1:21). Our uncleanness does not hinder Him. Though He is perfectly pure and cannot look upon sin without holy wrath (Habakkuk 1:13), He is perfectly gracious and comes to touch us in holy love, to take away our sin and reconcile us to Himself. In this message, we see how Jesus is the glory of a new dawn that touches us in the depth of our uncleanness. Matthew points us to an immediate application of the previous passage, showing that Jesus is the light that brings an end to the darkness of affliction and raises the radiance of resurrection life. Jesus’ touch is the touch of God and is wonderfully demonstrated in this passage.