Luke 8:43-48 NLT
A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
Reflection . . .
This story of the woman who suffered much is an example of someone with great faith. Someone whose faith moved her to what might be considered radical action. She went to Jesus with her problem despite the crowd, the cultural hindrances, and brought it to the feet of Jesus.
Is there something in your life that you have been suffering a long time? Take it to Jesus and plead for him to bring healing and restoration. I may not come without some realtime action on our part, but he will listen and is willing if we have faith in him!