Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23 Luke 8:40-9:6 Psalm 71:1-24 Proverbs 12:5-7
Verse of the day:
But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” (Luke 8:46)
We’ve all bumped into a few people along the way. Church hallways are notorious for distracted walkers. We’re headed somewhere, engulfed in conversation, or staring at our phones. Humorously so, one area of London installed foam covered lampposts back in 2008. Apparently, too many smartphone users were being injured as they blindly walked into lampposts, parking meters, and street signs.
In Luke 8, Jesus does not say, “someone accidentally bumped into me.” Peter makes the observation that “this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” So, what was different about this woman? Why was she healed? Thousands of people may have touched Jesus on this day, but this touch was unique. This moment was different.
When I pray for healing, I want to deliberately touch Jesus. I want to move with faith and expectation towards the one who suffered for my physical healing. Why was this woman healed? Jesus explained it clearly: “Your faith has made you well.”