Mark 5:30 – 34
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ” 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
During his time on Earth Jesus was intentional in demonstrating he was much more than just a great teacher or miracle healer, he was God. What we see in this passage is a beautiful picture of mercy and mercy in a way that only God could provide. A woman who was looking for physical healing has come away with a far greater healing. She has been freed from her sins. This is true healing. She is freed from the worries that she initially came to Jesus about so that she might walk away with a greater understanding of him and worship him for who he truly is.
I also love Jesus’ response to the woman’s confession at the end of the passage, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” When we come to God in faith, in his great wisdom and love for us he will always give us what we truly need so that we can continue to grow in our faith and share in the promise of new life He offers us.
My prayer is that wherever we are in our faith, that we come to God and seek refuge in him in all things because when we do, he will always reveal to us what it is we really need, Him.
Natalie Lather – Creek Road