“And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed immediately.” (Luke 8:47 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)
Luke 8:45-48 tells us about a woman who had tried everything to stop the hemorrhaging she endured for twelve years. Her name is not mentioned but her story of healing is told in churches everywhere.
Someone had spread the word about Jesus being in town. Her weakened state kept her at home most of the time. How she got close enough to Jesus is not described in detail, but she touched Him and was made whole. Jesus knew somebody touched Him and wanted to know who it was.
Only four verses describe the story of an unknown lady whose life was totally changed because she walked-in to where Jesus was. Walk-ins are always welcome into His presence.
Don’t let defeat get you down. As one songwriter put it, “Reach out and touch the Lord as He passes by. You’ll find He’s not too busy to hear your heart’s cry. He’s passing by this moment, your needs to supply. Reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by.”
Prayer: Your Word is full of the mighty acts You performed in people’s lives and hearts. You are a good God concerned with everything that concerns us. Thank You for Your healing power that has touched me many times. In Jesus Name, Amen!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton