She had a chronic illness that the doctors couldn’t figure out, one that made her unclean in others’ eyes. To get close enough to Jesus to see if He could heal her required risking additional shame and scorn. Her desperation overrode her pride and in humility she grabbed at His robe. Jesus, concerned with her whole person, restored her and lifted her up as an example of faith and humility.
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”—Luke 8:47-48
Prayer: Jesus, You know the places in my life where I feel hopeless and helpless. As I reach out to You, lift my eyes to Your face and restore me so that I can serve You in the company of my family and friends. In Your name I pray, amen.
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