One thing about being in God’s presence is vulnerability. In Christian culture, we are instructed to seek God but I recall feeling ashamed and at times scared to approach Him. I recall thinking that God would judge me if I presented myself to Him in prayer. This reminds me of the woman with the issue of blood.
Maybe in the midst of the crowds she had questioned if God would accept her. After all, she had the issue of blood for 12 years and was scorned by her peers. But when she saw Jesus passing by, a spark ignited within her. She mustered her faith and touched the hem of his garment. Now Jesus was surrounded by a massive crowd and I can picture the people clustered around him as he traveled to heal a dying girl. So I am sure that many people touched Him. It is actually true according to Luke 8:45. However, when the woman with the issue of blood touched His garment, Jesus stopped. He turned toward her direction and asked “Who touched me?” This touch was different.
Faith recognizes faith.
When we reach out to God and believe in faith, He feels us. Our faith connects. Although Jesus, passing through a multitude, was touched by many, he felt the touch of faith from his loved one. She came with expectation to receive her healing and by faith she was made whole. When we remove the barrier of speculation and perception we gain access to God’s healing.
There is no person that can stop you from getting what God has for you. We have to reach Jesus, like our dear sister did. Although the crowd was massive she believed that God had a blessing for her. Don’t be afraid of the multitude. Yes, sometimes the thing you are believing for seems far-fetched but your blessing is not prohibited by the weight of obstacles. As Jesus has stated many times, according to your faith be it unto you. Wealth, good health, unity, businesses, children, marriage, church and all that God has promised you.
“I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.” Mark 11:23
The woman was immediately healed. Jesus goes on to say, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Jesus was her only hope. She had been to physicians throughout her whole life but to no avail. Faith recognizes faith.”Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Do not put a period where God has put a comma.