Updated: Feb 10, 2021
verse 21: She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
The woman who had been bleeding for many years approached Jesus to be healed. Jesus noticed her touch, and turned and healed her. This was a condition she had suffered for a very long time. It had become part of her identity, to be sure. It may have led to her being something of an outcast. But Jesus healed her, due to her faith.
Again I think about the effect this must have had on the crowd, who saw and heard what had happened. How many people turned to follow Jesus after seeing this? I am wondering if I allow the blessings of others to strengthen my own faith. Do I take in every miracle of creation and allow it to strengthen my faith? Do I notice God’s touch on others and allow that to work in me?
Holy Father, You are at work every moment of every day. Help me to see your healing hand, wherever it moves, and whatever the result. Amen
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