My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Luke 8:43, “ And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters , from the above verse, we do understand that a woman having an issue of blood for twelve long years and who had spent her living upon physicians, and could not be healed of any, came quietly behind Lord Jesus Christ, and touched the border of his garment, and immediately the issue of her blood stopped. What makes the woman’s healing unique is that it was performed without a word being spoken beforehand. According to the laws in those days, a person with an issue of blood is to remain isolated. Also whoever touches those things shall also be unclean. Such a person shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and remain so till evening. Her incurable disease had drained her, not only of her energy, but also of all her money. Her desire to find a cure from the physician, had solved nothing. In fact she had become worse under their care. Her condition then was both painful, and distressing. The nature of her illness and her dependence on the physicians, cost her all her money and made her a hopeless case.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, nevertheless she was a determined woman who had faith that she could find relief merely by touching Jesus. In her desperation to be healed, she takes risks by breaking the laws. And purposely comes into contact with other people. She stealthily got into the crowd, and forced herself, boldly to touch the garment of Jesus. She was sure that Jesus would heal her if she touches the hem of his garment. She thought that she could carry away the blessing. But Jesus looked at the crowd and said, “Who touched Me? No one in the crowd knew about this act of the woman. But Jesus knew. And He said, “Somebody touched Me. For I perceived power going out from Me.”Realizing that she was noticed, she came trembling before Jesus and fell down before Him. She declared to Him in the presence of all the people, the reason she had touched Him, and how she had been healed instantly. The cure of the woman was instantaneous and complete. Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter be of good cheer, your faith has made you well. Go in Peace.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, are you suffering from serious incurable disease? Then trust Jesus. He will heal you of all your disease. He will restore you with good health. He will heal you as He healed the woman. The Bible says, a great multitude followed Jesus, because they saw His signs which he performed on those who were diseased. Jesus is concerned about the sick and the needy. He is a God of compassion. Look to Jesus and He will heal you right now. God says, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears, surely I will heal You. He keeps His promise. Believe and you will be restored. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for your compassion, love and concern. Thank you for healing the woman with a flow of blood. Lord we look up to You for help when we are desperate. Give heed to the voice of our cry. Keep us free from disease. Give us strength that we may live a healthy life.