Thursday, March 2, 2017

Daily DEVO...desperate enough to touch Jesus

Desperate people do desperate things in desperate times. Today's scripture reading shows us that.

Here, we find a very desperate woman. A woman who traveled a long way because of her faith knew if she could just touch the One Who heals.

I've read in different study Bibles that women who were considered unclean were not allowed to touch anyone. And here is a woman, who because of an unexplained reason has been bleeding for 12 long years and she has a plan to touch THE Son of God!

That's gutsy! But look at her options:

(Mark 5:26) "spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse."

How many people have you known that have been in this exact place, maybe it has been you. Doctor visit after doctor visit, prescriptions one after another but still no answers. No change. No hope.

When I think about this woman, I don't see what others might see. I don't see a woman with an issue of blood, instead I see a woman of great faith!

Despite what she had been told, she believed that she could be healed. She believed it so much that she knew if she could just touch Him, it would happen.

Most of us won't believe something until we "see" it. See it face to face. Here is a woman who doesn't need to see Jesus face to face or meet Him while all the attention is on her; instead she stretches her hand out in the busy crowd and says, "if I could just touch the hem of His robe, I will be healed." (Mark 5:28)

When is the last time you felt desperate; desperate enough to touch Jesus? Sometimes it takes guts but mostly it just takes faith!


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Leviticus 29, Mark 5, Psalm 42-43.

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