Reach Out and Touch Someone
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Jesus turned and saw her. “Take Heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment. Matthew 9:22
The woman was afraid, knowing she shouldn’t touch Jesus’ cloak, as it was against custom to do so, and yet her faith Jesus could heal her drove her to risk the action. She was convinced if she could touch His cloak, she would be healed, and sure enough, Jesus turned to her and she was healed.
It occurs to me that the woman was not healed until Jesus told her she was healed. It seems two things had to happen: The woman had to come to Jesus, knowing He could heal her, and then Jesus had to take action to heal her. If Jesus had not turned around and spoken to her, the woman would not have been healed simply because she touched His cloak.
What I’m picking up on here is that our faith in Jesus can allow Jesus to heal us, but we must go to Him with faith, knowing He will heal us; we cannot live a life apart from Him and expect Him to take care of us. If we are in need of healing, whether our need be spiritual or physical, we can go to Jesus. When we put our faith in Him, we will be healed.