Unlimited: Who Touched Me?
Nov 30, 2020 581
At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:30–34, NIV).
Jesus followed Jairus to his house, where his daughter lay gravely ill. But it’s slow going because there are so many people!
But among the crowd, a woman who has been sick for twelve years reached out and touched the hem of his garment, and at that moment, she’s immediately healed. In the press of the crowd, Jesus hadn’t felt the woman touch him. But he’d felt the surge of his healing power.
The woman hadn’t expressed her faith other through that slightest touch, but Jesus wanted to give her a chance to express her gratitude. More than that, he wanted to bless her even more. And so, he looked around to see who it was who had been healed.
She comes to Jesus trembling with fear and falls at his feet, and there, before the whole crowd, she told her story, and how Jesus had healed her.
In response to sharing her story, Jesus says three wonderful things to her. The first thing he does is to affirm her healing. The second thing is to give her his peace. And the third thing he does is to give her freedom.
There are some great lessons for us in this passage. The first one is to not be afraid to tell others what Jesus has done for you, because there’s incredible blessings in it for you.
And the second lesson is that Jesus doesn’t want you just to be healed; he wants you to continue living with healing, peace, and freedom – in a living, faith relationship with him.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: When Jesus addresses this woman, he calls her daughter. She’s a part of the family of God and this title acknowledges her faith. In the family of God is where you find healing, peace, and freedom. Today, if you’ve accepted Him, Jesus calls you son or daughter! Write a few sentences about being part of God’s family, just like the woman with the issue of blood.