Today we look at a women who wasn’t supposed to get near other people, and she certainly wasn’t supposed to touch them, but she did, and oh, the difference it made.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tell the story of this New Testament Bible woman who’d had an issue of blood for twelve years.
Like the Widow of Nain, the Bleeding Woman was a bonus healing. Each happened when Jesus was on His way to heal someone else. In this case, Jairus, a synagogue leader, approached Jesus to lay His hands on Jairus’ daughter who was at the hands of death.
Jesus followed Jairus to his home, and along the way, a great multitude followed and thronged Him. In that crowd was a woman who’d been bleeding for twelve years. She’d spent all her money on doctors and cures, but rather than healing her, they’d left her broke and in worse condition.
The unnamed woman heard about Jesus and reasoned that if she could just get close enough to Jesus to touch his clothes, that she could be healed. So that’s what she did. She made her way through the masses, and when she got near, she reached out and touched the tassel on his cloak.
And just as she thought, immediately, her blood dried up and she sensed that she’d been healed. Jesus sensed it, too.
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