IF: A small word can change everything
“A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
The law of Moses had lifestyle rules which kept people clean and acceptable to God. “When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period.” (Lev 15:25)
This woman has no name.
She is bleeding but this is more than her monthly discharge.
This woman has bled continually for 12 years.
For 12 years she is not acceptable to God nor her culture because if she touches anyone or is touched then the uncleanliness is passed on.
So this woman is isolated.
She has lost contact with friends.
This woman has not been hugged for 12 years.
She has spent all her money on trying to get better.
Doctors haven’t helped her and she has got worse.
But someone told her of Jesus.
What changed the life of this woman?
Was it Jesus? Yes of course
Was it the touch on her life? Of course
But more than this …
What changed the life of this woman!
This woman changed her life because she dared to use a small word.
IF is to think differently
Thinking differently can lead to new decisions New decisions can lead to miracles It starts with IF Try it today.