As Jesus went with him, he was surrounded by the crowds. A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding,[b] and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?”Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” But Jesus said,“Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.”When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed.“Daughter,” he said to her,“your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8:42-48 The New Living Translation.
I believe Jesus knew who touched her and why.
So, why did He ask who touched Him?
I believe it was to reveal to everyone that it was because of her faith that she was healed. It was to be a good example to those around Him that He has the power to heal and that we must believe in Him to receive this gift.
It took great faith in Jesus that He would not be angry with her for touching Him when she was unclean. When a woman was on her period she was considered unclean and was not to have contact with a man in any way. To admit she touched Him would have brought her great shame and condemnation. She did not care, she threw herself at Jesus with gratitude and trust in His love and compassion.
So too it is to be with us. Now Jesus may or may not heal your physical ailment but He most certainly will heal your mental and spiritual ones. Not only must we have faith in His loving healing touch, even if it brings a lot of mockery and condemnation from society we must also proclaim His healing to the sick world and risk suffering the same mockery and condemnation again. That is okay because Jesus’ love and healing is of far more value than society’s approval. Especially since society’s approval is very fickle while Christ love is sold and never changing.
I love to share the events in my life where Jehovah, Jesus and they Holy Spirit have touched me. How can I not. They were life changing. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah YAHWEH Ropheka :(God our healer) for blessing me with Your awesome mental and spiritual healing only You could have healed me from. Thank you for the numerous opportunities to share these blessing with others in the hope that they will trust You to heal them as well. I praise You in the name of the best Doctor there is Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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