I had this thought or impression within this past week, I’ve been touched by the Father and I won’t stop reaching higher. So, this blog is going to be two parts: a story about being touched, and next week, we will talk about our reach.
This is a story about being touched by the Father:
After Jesus returned from across the lake, a huge crowd of people quickly gathered around him on the shoreline. Just then, a man saw that it was Jesus, so he pushed through the crowd and threw himself down at his feet. His name was Jairus, a Jewish official who was in charge of the synagogue. He pleaded with Jesus, saying over and over, “Please come with me! My little daughter is at the point of death, and she’s only twelve years old! Come and lay your hands on her and heal her and she will live!” Immediately Jesus went with him, and the huge crowd followed, pressing in on him from all sides. Now, in the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered horribly from continual bleeding for twelve years. She had endured a great deal under the care of various doctors, yet in spite of spending all she had on their treatments, she was getting worse instead of better. When she heard about Jesus’ healing power, she pushed through the crowd and came up from behind him and touched his prayer shawl. For she kept saying to herself, “If I could touch even his clothes, I know I will be healed.” As soon as her hand touched him, her bleeding immediately stopped! She knew it, for she could feel her body instantly being healed of her disease! Jesus knew at once that someone had touched him, for he felt the power that always surged around him had passed through him for someone to be healed. He turned and spoke to the crowd, saying, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples answered, “What do you mean, who touched you? Look at this huge crowd—they’re all pressing up against you.” But Jesus’ eyes swept across the crowd, looking for the one who had touched him for healing. When the woman who experienced this miracle realized what had happened to her, she came before him, trembling with fear, and threw herself down at his feet, saying, “I was the one who touched you.” And she told him her story of what had just happened. Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter, because you dared to believe, your faith has healed you. Go with peace in your heart, and be free from your suffering!”
-Mark 5:21-34 TPT
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Her faith activated her to step out of the boundaries of social norms and touch the Healer to see if He was truly the Healer. Instantly she was healed!! She received her full healing. He didn’t even know who it was. Yet, healing left His body because He operated in all the supernatural gifts without measure.
She reached out and that supernaturally activated her faith.
This woman spent 12 years dealing with chronic suffering, which isolated her. Made her desperate to find a cure. And finally thought, “I’m going to see if this man can help me get some relief.” What did she have to lose? I have a feeling she had lost everything else already in the world’s eyes. Her faith and hope that healing was possible was the perfect combination for supernatural healing.
Instantly, healing happened. You can’t tell me she didn’t become a messenger to those around her, that she not only met the Healer, but was transformed instantly by the Healer.
Until next time,
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