“Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. Then Jesus asked, “Who touched me?” When all denied it, Peter said, ‘Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you.’ 46 But Jesus said, ‘Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me.’ 47 When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.'”–Luke 8:43-48 (NRSV)
This woman came to Jesus and touched his cloak. Little did she know that by touching his cloak, she would be made well. Yet that is exactly what happened. Throughout Scripture, we hear stories of Jesus healing and bringing about wholeness to so many. Often times to the least likely among us. These healing acts are a beautiful declaration of what Christ did and continues to do for each of us.
There are times that it can feel like we are constantly bleeding. It can feel like the hemorrhaging will last forever and never stop. Yet the truth is that we too can come and ask for healing. But the healing doesn’t always happen in the ways we intend or want. Yet God has this way of making all things new again and stopping the bleeding in our own lives.
Today, my friends, know that your bleeding has stopped or will soon stop if you come to this holy one and bend and touch his cloak. Know that Christ heals your wounds and makes all things new again. And proclaim that promise to all who are suffering in the midst of jagged grace, brokenness and unexpected change in their own lives. For it is because of Christ’s healing touch, that we can be made whole again!
Linking up with these lovely ladies today–Kelly and the Ra Ra linkup and Jennifer and Tell His Story.