Written By: Kerrington Sweeney
Today, we are going to be discussing a young woman who was recorded in three books of the Bible – Matthew, Mark, and Luke. She was considered to be that woman in her village. She suffered with a blood disease for 12 years, even at her young age. This blood disease deemed her legally an ‘unclean’ person amongst the villagers.
She was a weak mess in the eyes of society then. She was a worthless nothing. She was fading away more and more each passing day, growing weaker and weaker. She was recorded in the Bible, as a nameless and anonymous woman. Now she is typically known as, the woman with the issue of blood.
I believe her story, is one that has wisdom just oozing from it.
It says in Matthew 9:20-22
“Behold a woman who had been suffering from a discharge of blood for 12 years straight. She came up behind Him (Jesus) and touched only the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself… ‘If I only touch His garment, I will be made well.’ Jesus turned, and seeing her, He said: “Take heart daughter; Your faith has made you well.”
Instantly she was made whole and was completely healed. Her body, in an instant was fully restored. The strength she had not felt in 12 years was renewed within her.
The reason I chose this portion of Scripture to share with you is because I believe with all my heart that we need to become more like this woman in our culture today.
This Faith-Filled Woman was willing to do something that could have easily gotten her thrown out of the village for good. She was willing to be stoned. She was willing to push through the crowds with the little strength and endurance that was left within her. She was willing to go ‘against the trend’ of society to simply touch the hem of her Savior’s garment. She was and still is that woman!
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for this woman-example that we can look to and find strength to go against the trend. Thank you Jesus for being so intimate and so simple that you would notice just that woman’s weak tug of your garment. Today, we choose to never be so caught up in the things of today. We choose to meet with you as our Savior. Our all in all. Our ultimate Healer! In Your precious name, Jesus! Amen!!
Let’s not ever be so caught up in the culture and traditions of today that we are held back from the mighty power of God. If it means we have to go against the trend to meet with our Savior… then so be it!
Until Next Time,