Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Touching Experience

Years ago many people believed that if you touched the beard of a man from whom you desired a favor, it would be granted. The Bible contains the story of a woman who believed that if she touched the robe of Jesus she would be granted healing. For twelve years she had sought a cure to her illness. She had exhausted all of her resources. Then she heard about the miraculous power of Jesus to heal the sick.

Quietly slipping through the crowd, she drew close to Him. When she could, she reached out and touched the hem of His robe believing that she would be well. And she was healed instantly. Jesus realized what had happened and wanted her to have faith in Him, not His robe. Quickly He asked, “Who touched my garments?” The woman came to Jesus with fear in her heart, fell before Him and admitted what she had done. Graciously He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in faith and be healed of your disease.”

Whenever we have a need or come to a problem that is beyond us, we need to reach out in faith and “touch the Lord.”

Prayer: Dear God, I want the same kind of faith that this woman had. Give me the faith to reach out to You in such a faith-believing way: In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Mark 5: 25-34

Today's video devotional: "Failure, A Step To Success"

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