By Pastor Eric
I’m sure you’re familiar with the encounter between Jesus and the woman in the crowd. She had been to every doctor she could find. Spent all she had and still couldn’t be healed. She was in a bad situation and everything looked hopeless. By Jewish law, she couldn’t be around family, friends or anyone else. She was isolated, alone, with no one to turn to.
She had heard about Jesus. I’m sure she heard conversations at a distance and she was desperate. She made a decision that was going to do whatever it took to receive her healing.
She risked everything and pushed through the crowd as Jesus was walking through the city. She didn’t ask for help. She didn’t want a pity party. She wanted to be healed more than anything else at the time. “If I can just touch His robe, I’ll be healed.”
That woman had made a quality decision and in her heart she knew He could heal her. By faith she received healing and wholeness.
This was told in both Matthew 9 and Mark 5. That was not the only time that happened. People would gather along the streets want to touch Him because the power of God would be released by His grace through their faith. You can find others in Matthew 14:36, Mark 6:56, as well as Luke 6:19
By Grace through Faith we are able to receive all that the Lord has promised.
Occasionally Pastors Eric and Laura will write as the Lord leads them. There may be prophetic words or insights and revelation that have come to them. They share these with the intention that someone would be blessed and encouraged or admonished, something we all need once in a while.