She woke up that morning and just knew. What is it that she knew? I have been trying to get inside this situation with this woman in the Bible for a while now. What was she thinking that morning as she rose to get ready? What was her plan? Did she travel alone? You know those nights before you are going to deal with the issue? The restless sleep. The thoughts that won’t turn off. I imagine all of these things in this situation but there really isn’t that much stated about her except that she knew she had an issue and Jesus was the cure.
The Bible tells us that there was a woman who had an issue, and that issue was blood that had continued to flow for 12 years. She had exhausted every option she could think of. Financially she could not deal with this issue anymore. This issue in her mind could only be dealt with by seeing Jesus. How many times in our life do we just exhaust all the human avenues and then go to Jesus? Well this is what she had done. Maybe she had just heard about Jesus and what other miracles he had done. Whatever her knowledge of Him it was enough for her to move towards Him to be healed and know that by touching Him it would be so.
In Luke 8:43-48 it states that this woman was exhausted in every way, financially for sure but I think emotionally, mentally and spiritually as well and she knew that Jesus was coming to town and she knew only one thing she had to get there to see Him, to touch him to make her whole. She was driven and purposeful for her trip to town that day. She was on a mission and nothing was going to get in her way not even overwhelming crowds.
Jesus was on a journey that day as well. He was on his way to Jarrius’s house because he had approach Jesus with his issue. His issue was his daughter who was ill and he knew that Jesus was they only way his daughter would be healed.
So we have Jesus on his way to town heal a man’s daughter due to the father’s faith and the woman with the issue of blood coming to town to touch Jesus to be healed by her faith. . Two lives were going to be touched that day, on the same day.
It is not stated how far the woman had to walk to get to town. But remember she is ill and is walking upon her own to town. When she arrives she sees the massive crowds and her resolve does not detour her. She is moving up and down, weaving through the crowd and there just ahead of her she sees Him. She reaches out. I picture her stretching out her arm to just grab the him of His garment not even touching Him. At that point of contact she was cured. The Bible states in Luke 8:44, “her flow of blood ceased.” It stopped, it was no more a problem. The next thing that happens is that Jesus knowing that someone had touched Him turns and asks who it was. Even though there were a multitude of people around Him and His disciples could not even figure out who it was. Now at that point I imagine she just wanted to turn and go home, but Jesus was going to use this, as He used all miracles, to glorify God in a way that would speak to all these people who were present to hear and see.
I imagine the crowd parting a bit and the women is there all by herself. At that point she knew she was singled out. It states in Luke 4:47, “And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came up trembling, and falling down before Him, She declared in the presence of all the people for what reason she had touched Him, and how she had been instantly healed.” . She was trembling, She did not know what was going to happen or what Jesus was going to say to her. So she fell in front of him and states it was me. All the people were watching and listening, waiting to see what Jesus was going to do. She began her story of her issue and how getting to town that day was her only chance to be made whole. Never underestimate your story or your testimony. People are affected by it , moved by it, changed by it. This was, I assume, not an easy story to tell about herself. It was personal, not something that you would share, but in this instance it became an issue that was revealed and made public and used to bring glory to the Father in Heaven.
Jesus states to her it is your faith that has made you whole, go now and live in peace. She woke up ill and she would now journey home whole and go to bed tonight with peace. What a difference a day makes. Not even a day but an instance in the day. Think about that in an instance she was cured. All those years of illness gone!
Whatever your issue is Jesus has the answer. He has the solution to what ales you. Come to Him with the thing that binds you, burdens you and He will give you rest and peace if you give it to Him. But you have to give it to Him. You have to move towards Him. You must brave the crowds and reach out and touch Him for He is the Life giver and sustain-er. Jesus stated in John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no man comes to the Father but by me. The woman with the issue knew in her heart that Jesus was her cure. There was none other that was going to cure her. She fell at His feet and proclaimed before the crowd , yes it was me who touched you and now I am made whole. Yes it was me that came knowing that I had to touch the hem of your garment to be healed. Yes it was me who came, and each time she proclaimed it I hear it getting stronger in volume and I will tell the of the the miracle for as long as live… Yes it was me and I came to be made whole.
Blessings to you till next time.