Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Somebody Touched Jesus

Luke 8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

The Lady who touched Jesus was ill, desperate, needy, hopeless, penniless, wasted and disregarded.

She had nothing to lose, so she pressed through the crowd, reached out her hand as far as she could, and touched the hem of the garment of the Healer, the Great Physician. The hem of the garment contained the tallith, the fringes of His prayer shawl.

The Religious leaders were careful to broaden the borders of their garments to appear more spiritual, since those hems represented the law of God. But you don't find anyone trying to touch their hems out of desperation. There was no power there.

But this poor gal received immediate virtue from her touch of the Master's garment. She knew this Rabbi was for real.

Today, our point of contact is simple faith. We can simply reach out in trust toward the Master to receive our deliverance. There is no crowd prohibiting us from drawing near Him. He awaits those who will trust Him. He takes joy in rewarding their faith with virtue and healing.

What is your need today? What is the depth of your desperation? Reach out to Jesus, He's reaching out to you.

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