“She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.” Matthew 9:21-22
Sometimes we need just one touch. One touch.
In the past few weeks I have been reading and studying about some of the different valleys in the bible. Many of these valleys surround the battles of the Israelites, their wins and disappointments.
We serve a God who is in control of the valleys and the mountains in our life. Sometimes when we are sick, we mistakenly think it is a time of storms and valleys.
But it could be a time for our mountains.
It is all about our perspective. Are we going to use our illness as a crutch and permission to be angry with God, angry about our life, despair over our situation or do we look for what is good about our situation?
Do we look for the good and the possibilities?
Amongst the crowds, the scorn and the craziness of of her situation, the woman with the issue of blood did not fall in to despair. She heard about Jesus and had the faith to be healed.
Food for thought: Do you need healing? Not every sickness can be seen on the outside? Maybe it is a healing of the heart. Pray and seek for one touch.
Prayer: Holy God, many of us need just one touch from you. By the blood of the Lamb we pray for faith in our healing. In Jesus name. Amen
May God of love, mercy and grace be with you.