Faith In Jesus

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 he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Mark 5:25-29, 34

This woman had a physical problem that she could not get rid of.  She had tried everything she knew to try, and she had spent all of her money on doctors and “cures,” but nothing worked.  Then she heard that Jesus was going to passing by and she thought “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”  She had so much faith the in the healing power of Jesus that she was confident that if she could but touch His clothes, she would be healed.  She knew that getting to Jesus could (and would) make her whole.

She was right.

She touched Jesus’ garment, and “she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.”  All she needed to do was to get to Jesus and she was healed.  But it wasn’t anything necessarily special about the garment of Jesus that healed her.  It wasn’t magic clothing that, when touched, imparted healing.  Jesus Himself, a few verses later, told her why she was healed: “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole…”

It was not the garment that healed this lady, but faith in the Son of God (who happened to be wearing the garment at the time).  That is the same thing that heals us – faith in the Lord Jesus.

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