EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
My Bible reading today was in the book of Mark and about the hemorrhaging women. I thought wow, how her example can teach us how to find Jesus in our pain. Strong Faith.
This woman bled for 12 straight years, can you imagine? It’s assumed that this was a menstrual flow for these 12 long years but it’s not for certain but either way, it meant constant suffering and weakness and possibly depression, think about this.
For us with modern medicine, it could be exhausting and debilitating but I can’t even imagine living like this back then, can you?
She was considered unclean, and anything or anyone who touched her was considered “unclean” back then, not to mention her clothes and her utensils, and her home. Washing clothes and bathing back then was not easy. It meant she had to be isolated and alone while she bled and be constantly working to take care of herself alone. What pain she endured for 12 years!
She suffered a great deal reading about her story in the Bible in the book of Mark.
This bleeding woman heard of Jesus and she had the faith that “if I just touch His clothes, I will be healed”. She believed all she suffered in her body would end by reaching to Jesus and touching Him.
That’s faith. Strong faith. And what happened because of it?
Amidst pushing, shoving, and the embarrassment of herself, she made her way to Jesus as her desperation propelled her forward.
She came up behind Jesus, reached out in a struggle, and touched His garment. And the bible tells us INSTANTLY, Jesus knew her faith but yet He asked “who touched me?”
She answered Him. She didn’t beg and plead with Him to heal her. She answered Him and fell at His feet. It was enough that she believed and had faith. It was her miracle.
Jesus answered her saying, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.”
Do we believe we can find Jesus in our pain right now? Whatever it is? Do we believe and have the strongest faith that He can heal us from it, whatever it is?
We need to.
This kind of faith is what brings healing.