The Faith That Makes You Whole
“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.”
Today’s Morsel: How many times have you heard the story of the woman with the issue of blood? If you have been around the church for any length of time, you have probably heard it at least once. She’s suffering from a blood condition that during those times would render her unclean. She has been suffering with it for twelve years. Can you imagine the mental stress and fear that is running daily in her life? Luckily for her, someone tells her about Jesus, she believes in Jesus' ability to heal her, and she says, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” This is the kind of faith that makes us whole." This is the kind of faith that makes us complete. The faith that says He has got the answer to my problem and situation and so if I can just touch Him, I will be whole. When she touched Jesus, she immediately felt her condition change. But after she talks with Jesus and tells Him all that had happened, Jesus tells her that her faith has made her whole. Always remember, expectancy is the birthplace of the miraculous.
Sing: A woman tried many physicians, yet grew worse, so to Jesus she came; And when the crowd tried to restrain her, she whispered these words through her pain: Touching Jesus is all that really matters, then your life will never be the same; there is only one way to touch Him, just believe when you call on His name.
Thought For Today: “Expectancy is the birthplace of the miraculous.”