What gave the woman with the issue of blood the boldness to reach out and touch the hem of Jesus’ garment? After all, it hadn’t been done before. What made her think, if I can just touch the hem of His garment, I will be made whole? She had not heard a similar testimony shared among her shrinking posse of girlfriends.
There was no precedent for what she was about to do. No hashtag trending!
In fact, according to strict Mosaic Code – she who shall remain nameless must not congregate in public assemblies, go to a synagogue or even worse, dare touch a holy thing! Who ever touches her shall be unclean, whatever she sits on or the bed she lays upon shall be unclean.Yet despite what was written, she hobbled her way through the crowd. Inching forward though taught to stay still. Moving through, though expected to stay hidden.
She, no doubt, was pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed but not in despair, struck down for 12 years, but not destroyed!
A famous Chinese proverb states the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. It takes more than a single step, it begins with a thought, followed by a step!
And she said within herself, a thought she had, now a full-blown internal conversation.
If I may but touch, I shall ……..
How dare she think that she could, in-spite of all that was written? I don’t know how she dared. But I’m so glad she dared! She had spent all her resources and she didn’t get better. She had run out of options. But Oh, I am so glad she dared!! No money, no options, no friends. But she had a thought!
Her action arrested Jesus and stopped Him in His tracks. Earthly movement interrupting Heaven’s orbit! The verdict? Woman thou art loosed! Your faith (acting as a result of your thought- life) has made you whole.
What journey are you on today?
What you desire may have no known precedent – or at least to you.
Nevertheless, if you will, like this amazingly daring woman think and then act in faith on what you think, the results will far outweigh your desired outcome.
Today I hope you dare what you think!
Thank you for reading!