MUSINGS – June 28 2018
THE STOLEN MIRACLE
“In the crowd was a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years. Although she had been under the care of many doctors and had spent all her money, she had not been helped at all. Actually, she had become worse.
Since she had heard about Jesus, she came from behind in the crowd and touched his clothes. She said, “If I can just touch his clothes, I’ll get well.” Her bleeding stopped immediately. She felt cured from her illness.
At that moment Jesus felt power had gone out of him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples said to him, “How can you ask, ‘Who touched me,’ when you see the crowd pressing you on all sides?” But he kept looking around to see the woman who had done this.
The woman trembled with fear. She knew what had happened to her. So she quickly bowed in front of him and told him the whole truth.
Jesus told her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace! Be cured from your illness.”
This woman had two things going for her.
- She believed that Jesus could heal her
- She felt unworthy of his attention. She was humble
Even though I strive to be like Jesus, I can’t imagine what it is like to be Jesus, to feel the power leave him.
Her bleeding had stopped. However Jesus finished the miracle when he said, “Be cured from your illness.”
I’d you could get within touching distance of Jesus, what would you say to him?
You ARE within touching distance of Jesus. Ask.
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