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 5:25-34)
Today’s Morsel: The story of the woman with the issue of blood is more about faith and determination than anything else. Her story should inspire others to put their trust in Christ for their healing. She went to the doctors but only got worse. She sought help from others and didn't find it. But when someone told her about Jesus, she said to herself that if I can but touch His clothes I shall be made whole. And when she touched Him it was not just an ordinary touch. It was a touch of faith. She had built her faith to believe that once she touched Him she would be made completely whole. And when she touched Him, Jesus said, "Who touched my clothes?" An interesting comment. Not who touched me, but who touched my clothes? Even Jesus' clothes possessed enough power to heal others. Peter’s shadow had power to heal. Paul sent aprons and handkerchiefs so that others could be healed. What about us? Do we possess the power within our clothes to heal? Aaron’s garment was holiness unto the Lord. The spirit within us should cause those who touch our garments to be changed within themselves as well.
Sing: Holy! Holy! Holy; Holy! Holy! Holy; Holy is the Lord, God Almighty. He’s worth to receive glory, worthy to receive honor, worthy to receive all our praise today.
Thought For Today: The spirit within us, should cause those who touch our garments to be changed within themselves.