Advancing the Conversation of Jesus
GOT A MINUTE?
Another miracle Jesus performs in response to a community superstition that had arisen in one woman’s mind. There’s nothing theological, Biblical, or prophetic about her belief, yet Jesus allowed her to touch his robe and through that touch to be healed and made whole. Check it out!
And a woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone,came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.And Jesus said,”Who is the one who touched Me?”And while they were all denying it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing in on You.”But Jesus said,”Someone did touch Me, for I was aware thatpower had gone out of Me.”When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.And He said to her,”Daughter,your faith has made you well;go in peace.” (Luke 8)Jesus makes it clear that it was her touch of faith that made her well.
To me, this story shows that Jesus is most responsive to desperate people who are living in impossible situations and are willing to do anything just to feel his touch. It also shows Jesus will allow anything to be a vehicle of healing for you. His healing is readily available at your point of need. This is a pure act of unconditional love from God to man.