JUST A TOUCHShe wad desperate and impoverished. Due to her physical condition, she was also ostracized. This had been this unnamed woman’s crisis for “twelve years” (Mark 5:25). This is how Mark summarized her condition—
“She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors
and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she
grew worse.” (vs.26)
And then she learned that Jesus was in town. She had heard that He was more than a charismatic Teacher--He was a Miracle Healer. A small ember of hope burned within this woman as she joined the crowd that surrounded Jesus.
This woman’s faith propelled her hand to reach out and touch His cloak (vs.27b-28). What happened next was the threshold of a new life—
“Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that
she was freed from suffering.” (vs.29)
And then her hidden action was challenged by Jesus’ words—““Who touched my clothes”” (vs.30)? This led to this woman’s trembling confession (vs.33)…and Jesus’ remarkable, grace-filled response—
““Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed
from suffering.”” (vs.34)
This was the day that this woman’s physical and spiritual lives were made whole!
It only took a touch to make a connection with her Savior!
REFLECTION: Christ asks so little to gain so very much!