“43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 45 And Jesus said,Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 46 And Jesus said,Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
Using this Scripture reference, there are three major categories of people:
- Those who do not follow
- Those who follow and do not receive
- Those who follow and receive
It is amazing how Jesus felt virtue leave Him even though like Peter observed, “the multitude throng thee”. That woman must have touched Jesus in a way that the multitude didn’t and the Bible records how she did it- by faith! Matthew 9:21 makes us understand that she touched Him believing that she will be healed and she was.
We may often get carried away with the ‘fanfare’ of being Christians and lose focus of the Christ in us. When you find yourself in such situations, change direction.
Food for thought:
Luke 8:48 “And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”