TOUCH THE HEM

MUSINGS – October 16, 2018

TOUCH THE HEM

Mark 6:53-56
They crossed the sea, came to shore at Gennesaret, and anchored there. As soon as they stepped out of the boat, the people recognized Jesus. They ran all over the countryside and began to carry the sick on cots to any place where they heard he was. Whenever he would go into villages, cities, or farms, people would put their sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch the edge of his clothes. Everyone who touched his clothes was made well.

This episode brings to mind the woman who for twelve years had a bleeding problem. She snuck up behind Jesus the touch his clothes for a healing. However, it is different in that these people begged his permission to touch his clothes. They knew him to be busy with healing so many others that they didn’t want to distract him from that work. We will soon come to the story of a Greek woman who begs Jesus for crumbs from the table. These are stories about humble people, faith filled people, who come to the Lord begging for help.

And the Lord responded and all were healed.

Lord, I don’t want to bother you today with my little problems. Just let me touch the edge of your clothes and I will be fine.

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