If I Only

If I Only

Never underestimate the power of a single moment, conversation, or encounter with Jesus. The gospels tell story after story of people’s lives being transformed by encountering Him. Sometimes it was a look or a word; other times it involved a simple touch. Sometimes Jesus initiated the encounter; other times people reached out to Him. Today, you will encounter people who are desperate to touch Jesus. Will they encounter Him through you?

Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. —Matthew 9:20-22

Prayer: Jesus, in the midst of fulfilling our leadership responsibilities today, direct our attention to those who desperately need Your touch. Use us to minister in Your name at their point of need. In Your name, we ask, amen.