She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
Her Healing Faith
For twelve long years – shunned
for a wound that would not heal
When the Word in flesh walked her way
what else, but hope, to feel?
She did the unthinkable
Untouchable she’d so long been
Her humble and trembling hand
tentatively touched his hem – unseen
He knew not only her hearts cry
plus years of tears in plea
but also each line and crease of her palm
acquainted with her intimately
While others denied it was them
who dared to touch his cloak
She fell trembling at his feet
emboldened by healing she spoke
Jesus needed no answer
for he knew before she’d tell
His desire was to give her blessing
upon her faith that made her well.
Have you ever experienced the healing hand of the Lord in a way that let you know it was definitely from him and definitely in response to your faith? Here is a link to a post where I shared about an answer to a personal prayer of my own twelve years in waiting…
Healing Blessings ~ Wendy
Dear Healer of hearts and broken bones,
Help us to believe that You are able to do anything. May we come to You humbly and with faith that whatever the answer You give to our prayers is – it is enough. You are all that we need.
Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.
Just wanted to say that I was reading the words in your post when Van Morrison’s Healing Game came on my stereo! The angels even provided a soundtrack for me – I feel blessed. Peace.
That’s awesome! Thank you for blessing me with your words.
Wow-wonderful words, Wendy! I was struck especially by the idea that Jesus knows every line and crease of my palm–oh that’s good!! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo
Thank you, sis Caddo! I thought that since He knows the number of hairs on our head…our wrinkles must be a walk in the park to keep track of. 🙂 xo
Oh that’s hilarious–just the laugh I needed today!
I love the way Jesus interacts with the hurting people He encounters – such a beautiful example for us to follow.
You are so correct, Jen. He was not a stone thrower.
I have come to love this story more and more as I realize both the power of touch to heal as well as how well-placed our faith is in him! I love that he is God of the untouchable, that he walked among all, and that humble faith was and still is our link to him.
There have certainly been times when I know his touch of love, of grace, of forgiveness were the only reasons for healing and subsequent growth! Thank you for reminding me of those times!
I was glad to read that your seminar was a blessing! I am sure good things will pour out of you as a result, to minister to others! I am thankful for our blogging friendship! –Alison
Alison, I always find that lady’s story deeply touching. She had reached the end of her rope and finances trying to get better.
Blessings dear friend!
This is one of my favorite Bible stories. Thanks so much for your beautiful post on it. What a precious reminder of His wonderful provisions and care for us. Thanks, Wendy for sharing from your love for the Lord!
Heidi, her story always brings tears to my eyes. Her humble but strong faith is such a testimony to all of us.
I have always loved that story. I have an idea in the back of my mind of how to portray her in a novel setting – just haven’t written it yet! My dramatic answers to prayer for healing haven’t been for anything physical – my journey takes a different form than that. I will have to check out your post about your own story!
Melody, I agree that her story would make a great novel. Keep us posted!
Thank you Wendy. I needed to read this today.
Much love to you,
Blessings and hugs to you, dear Cheryl. xo