Thu. Sep 24th, 2020
Anyone could have touched Jesus

Anyone could have touched Jesus

Mark 5:25-34

25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 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. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”

31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”

32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

This woman had a problem she had tried different sources for a solution. The fact she had tried different sources with no solution is enough reason for her to lose hope regarding her situations. But that was not her case, she rather believed in Jesus. She said to herself If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” and indeed she was healed. Notice Jesus’s reaction. Jesus never knew who touched him, His reactions showed he was not expecting to perform any miracle at that time, but the woman’s faith coupled with her action forced a miracle out. This clearly shows that any other person with the same faith and action of the woman would have been healed.

Dear friend, have you heard of Jesus? do you have faith in him? In case you have any doubt regarding your situation, remember the bible says nothing is impossible for God to do (Luke 1:37). If you think Jesus is far, remember He said where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there (Matthew 18:20), he also said Call upon me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you (Psalm 50:15). 

It is time to tap into the power of Jesus just as this woman did. Say this prayer if you believe Jesus is close and can deliver you from that problem.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, the woman with the issue of blood said if only she could touch your cloth she would be healed. Lord I also believe if only I can touch you, I will be delivered from this problem (name the problem), Jesus, by your blood, I touch you today and receive my deliverance from (name the problem) Amen!