Mark 5:24–34 (ESV)
24 And he went with him.
a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent
all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I
touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself
that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who
touched me?’ ” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told
him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
This miracle is sandwiched in the middle of yesterday’s miracle reading. Jesus is on his way to heal Jairus’s daughter when someone touches him. I find it fascinating that Jesus “perceiving in himself that power had gone
out from him.” It is also interesting that she was healed immediately. The woman was scared, but trusted Jesus. He was her only hope.
pray: O Lord, please help us to trust Jesus for all our concerns. Jesus works through many ways… through doctors, medicine, prayer, or even a healing touch. He heals according to His will, not ours. Amen.