A Woman Often Overlooked

15 Nov

One of my girlfriends brought to my attention yesterday the story of a woman that we had both read about.  She was sick for 12 years and had spent all of her money trying to find a doctor who could cure her.  I hadn’t really given much thought to her story when I had read about it.  But the artist Nicole C Mullen wrote a song about her called “One Touch”.  Here is a live performance of the song:

This woman was healed by her faith in Jesus Christ. This is her story recorded in Mark 5:24-34:

Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him. A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?”
His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?'”
But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”

This woman had such faith. I am so glad that I now realize the significance of her act of faith.  She believed and she was healed.

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