She was Healed!
And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
Reflect and Pray:
According to Jewish law, the woman was considered unclean and should have not near Jesus. However, Jess crossed social barrier and boundaries so she might be healed. I invite you to think of a boundary or barrier in your experience that Christ may be inviting you to cross. Recall those whom you know who are marginal, outcast, or silent. How is God inviting you to hospitality to them? How can you share his love, forgiveness and healing with them today?