And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague (Mark 5:24-34)
Today’s Morsel: Some people would just love to have an opportunity to touch or to shake the hand of a president, or some countries' officials, or some sports or Hollywood icon. Yet they can't because these people have guards keeping people away from them. I often wonder what the big deal is! Aren’t they human beings just like we are? Many people wanted to get close to Jesus, but they could not because of the huge crowds that always followed Him. But Jesus was not against people touching him. As a matter of fact, He went where they could touch Him. He joined in with publicans and sinners. He ate with them. Drank with them. Sang with them. Put their children on His lap. Went to their churches. Visited their homes. And when the woman with the issue of blood touched Him, He even stopped and spent time talking with her. Still today, you can touch Jesus if you will just believe when you call on His name! He is always available to us.
Sing: Touching Jesus, is all that really matters, and your life will never be the same. For there's only one way to touch Him, just believe when you call on His name!
Thought For Today: Touching Jesus is all that really matters. Just believe when you call on His name.