Welcome to week 43, a week whose verses deal with what I so desperately want and need.
And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
20 Just then a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his garment, 21 because she had been saying to herself, “If I just touch his robe, I will get well.”
22 When Jesus turned and saw her, he said, “Be courageous, daughter! Your faith has made you well.” And from that very hour the woman was well.
Matthew 9: 20-22
Oh, how I long to be the bleeding woman – to touch just the hem of Jesus’ robe and then my career will be healed.
It takes great faith to believe just touching the hem of his robe will heal your ailments. It is not that I have a faith as great as the bleeding woman, it is that I see me as unworthy of a hug, smile, or Jesus reaching out his hand to help me. Those actions are for other people, but please, please, please, I beg of you, just let me touch the hem of his robe – that is all I ask.
May God show us how to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment this week.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough
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