A woman with an issue of blood

Luke 8:42b-48

42 As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.

43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.

44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

45 ‘Who touched me?’ Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, ‘Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.’

46 But Jesus said, ‘Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.’

47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.

48 Then he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.

2nd Reading: Imagine yourself in the gospel story. Don’t seek intellectual insights – stay with the imagery. Use your senses to see, touch, feel and hear.

  1. What part of the story are you drawn to?
  2. Which Character do you identify with or are you a bystander?

3rd Reading: Experience the story in the role of the character God led you to.

  1. What do you feel? Where do you feel this in your body?
  2. How does this relate to something in your life today?
  3. What is God saying to you?
  4. What would you like to say back?

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