Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Touching The Hem
Is Life Becoming Unraveled? Is it too perplexed? Do you have issues that you can't deal with; questions that you don't know the answer to. The solution is within reach! Look at this wonderful passage of Scripture. It is one of my favorites!
Matthew 9:20 -26 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
What a wonderful account of faith and dedication here in this passage. This could be so applicable to we as women today. Think about it. It appears that this woman is hurrying along with a crowd of people who were also trying to see this One called Jesus. It spoke of the multitudes and of a whole city coming out to see Him just a few verses earlier.
Aren't so many seemingly caught up in the "rat race" of life; lost among the crowds; and constantly going to and fro looking for peace.
So many are blindly looking, searching, grasping for something that they can hold onto to have a sense of security, happiness, and well being.
We can learn so much from this humble woman. She was looking at the perfect Source. She knew she needed help and she knew it was not within herself to help herself. She knew she could not "pull herself up by her boot straps". Furthermore she knew no one else around her could help her except Jesus. She believed He had the power to heal her.
She had faith that if she could but just touch the hem of His garment, she would be healed. This sounds very close to the " grain of mustard seed ". Illustration Jesus used, doesn't it?
She, by faith, reached out and simply touched the hem of His garment.
The wonderful thing is, Jesus knew that she was desperate. He knew she was desiring to be healed by Him. He knew her dedication to following Him. He turned in the crowd of people and spoke directly to her. I love that part about this story! He summed it up by saying to her "thy faith hath made thee whole".
She reached out and touched Him!
Have you reached out to touch Him today? Do you have some difficulty, some problem, some burden? Maybe it just seems that "life" is getting out of control or just passing you by and you feel like you are having to "keep up"? You can still reach out to Him, and by faith believe He can help, and He will! He cares!
Oh how we need to touch or get in touch with Him every day! I know I do!