Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.
Here a chronically ill woman seeks a point of contact with Jesus.
All the efforts of her doctors only made her worse. Then one day she hears about a Man of God who can do astounding things.
In her own way, this woman is amazing too! Her faith in Jesus is so great she thinks touching the clothes He’s wearing will heal her.
Anxiously, she works her way through the massive crowd and reaches out - Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
Jesus turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" His students were baffled by this question because so many people were touching Him. Many with pressing needs of their own!
Yes many, but only one with a faith to match her need!
Jesus says it! There was no magic in His clothes. Her faith was the point of contact with His power!
Today there are many who profess belief in Jesus. But few have the trust in Jesus this woman displayed?
Doesn’t every Christian profess belief in Jesus? Of course, but often this is mere mental assent to the fact of who He is - I believe Jesus is the Son of God.
Faith goes much farther and deeper. It not only believes He is who He claims to be. It is a living trust He will act on our behalf in ways the rest of the crowd misses entirely.
In her encounter with Jesus, this unnamed woman teaches the real meaning of faith. The vast difference between believing Jesus can do something and trusting He will do it! Is doing it!