One of the miracles that Jesus performed while on this earth was one that He did not intend to do. A synagogue official came to Jesus requesting He come because His daughter had just died. Jesus arose and followed this man. As he was going there were crowds of people following and bumping into one another. Everywhere Jesus went He drew a crowd.
A certain woman, who had a hemorrhage of blood for twelve years and had spent all of her money on doctors to cure her, heard He was coming. This woman had spent all of her fortune and had never been cured. But she said to herself, “If I just touch the hem of His garment, I will get well.” (Matt. 9:21) Mark records that this woman was healed immediately (Mark 5:29). Jesus knew someone had touched Him. He asked who it was. The disciples were thinking about the crowds that had to be bumping into him. But He knew that the woman had been healed. She came before Him trembling and told Him what had happened. His reply was, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” (Matt. 9:22)
This is just one of the many people that Jesus had compassion on and healed. He was aware, even in the midst of many others around Him, that one person had been healed. He is still like this today. He does not walk on this earth as He did at this time. He cannot be touched, physically, for someone to be healed. But He still has compassion on our world, His creation.
Just as Jesus was aware that the woman had touched Him, He is aware of our needs. He knows when our hearts have been broken because of someone’s death. He knows the disappointments we endure. He knows the fears we have. He knows what our marriages and home life are like. He knows when children are abused. He knows the trials we face each day. And if we listen closely maybe we can hear Him saying, ‘Your faith has made you whole.” By putting our hand in Gods He will lead us. By fully trusting in Him we can have peace that surpasses all understanding. By believing and obeying we have hope for the future. That does not mean everything will go well for us. But I can feel secure knowing He is there at just the time I need Him. How’s your faith?