Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Thy Compassions They Fail Not
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.
Jesus was there at that moment and place for her; He knew she needed Him, and He knew that she believed in His ability to help her when no one else could. He turned around and declared, Daughter, thy faith hath thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Notice Christian sister, He did not make more of this miracle than these words He spoke. He did not embarrass her by saying to everyone what He had cured for her. He understood that this "plague" rendered her "unclean" in her culture. Again, I want to point out that I believe He had a divine appointment with her--she didn't just happen to be near. He came near to her. He comes near to us as well, and wants us to touch His garment--to reach out in faith. If you have the time, read through Mark's account of this story in Mark 5: 25-34.
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