One Touch Can Change Your Whole Life

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“Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment…” (Luke 8:43 – 44a)


“Who touched Me?” (v. 45)

Master, You’ve got to be kidding.

All of these people out here pushing and shoving, pulling and tugging, and You ask, “Who touched me?”

Jesus said, “Someone touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” (v. 46)

There was something different about the touch. It drew something from Jesus as no other touch had drawn.

The touch of this woman was laced with faith.

Ridiculous faith.

Unprecedented faith.

The scripture tells us that this woman had put her faith and trust in her doctors’ ability for twelve long years. With all of her resources exhausted, there was one last hope. So she came up from behind Jesus and touched the hem of His garment. That one touch completely restored the woman’s life.

Now, let’s take note of two observations:

  • First of all, isn’t it interesting that this woman approached Jesus from behind? One can only conclude that a person with her condition could not come to Jesus, or anyone else for that matter, face-to-face. She was considered unclean –– an outcast –– and had no legal right to be in the presence of others. If she had tried to boldly approach Jesus, from the front or even the side, her miracle would have been intercepted by the Disciples.

For you see, the Disciples, Jesus’s “defensive line”, was a force to be reckoned with at times.

  • And, secondly, notice her posture when she touched Jesus. The scripture says she touched the hem of His garment, which means she was at His feet. Now, one could assume that this was another action to remain unseen. But it also symbolizes a posture of humility.

Humility is one of the factors that position us for the miraculous hand of God, with the second being faith. When our faith, coupled with humility, touches the nature of Christ, blessings, and favor are released. It is in moments like these that we please God —taking heed to Hebrews 11:6 and understanding that without faith, it is impossible to please Him.

The woman with the issue of blood believed Jesus to be who everyone had witnessed Him being. She saw that those who pursued Him were rewarded with some form of grace.  Knowing this, she diligently sought after Him.

What do you need from Jesus today?

The scriptures say that we have an inherited right to come boldly before the throne of grace — the throne of His unmerited favor. We don’t have to come to Jesus from behind. We don’t have to come to Him from the side, but we can come boldly before Him. Because the blood Jesus shed on the cross took away shame and condemnation and gave us a new profound grace for humility. It gave us access to the hem of His garment.

So, if you need healing, touch His hem.

If you need deliverance, touch His hem.

If you need peace, touch His hem.

If you need renewed strength, touch His hem.

Whatever you need, the Father can supply.

Today, reach out and touch the hem of His garment and receive the release of His power.


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