"When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction." - Mark 5 27:29
All it took for the woman to be healed was to touch the garment of Jesus. She had lived with her illness and the shame of her uncleanness according to the Law, and under the Law all she could expect from public exposure was very harsh treatment.
The Law condemns us and judges us but Jesus heals us, delivers us and gives us life.
Jesus Christ is the fountain of life, the source of healing, and the abundant provision of God. Everything that is needed in life is given and found in Christ,
Judgment, condemnation and self-righteousness is based in the Law. Every now and then public Christian preachers and leaders admit to public sin, and the way we look and act towards these mistakes shows the condition of our heart. Healing, love, grace and reconciliation are at the heart of God, and God is NOT counting men’s sins against them.
It was her faith that healed this woman, she reached out her hand and believed that if she could touch the garment of Jesus she would be healed. Jesus did not pray for her, he did not lay hands on her, he did not talk to her. She recognized that God had provided all she needed in Christ. She believed that God had provided her healing in Christ and all she had to do was reach out and receive it.
The action of her heart was to reach out and her faith (positive response) was to receive all that God provided by grace.
If the woman had stayed at home, if she had not touched his garment, she would have stayed with her illness and would have never been healed. Likewise, we can decide not to receive from Christ and Jesus will not force himself upon us.
Living with lies
Carrying the wounds
The revelation that I can touch
Feel your power in me
Grasp the chance
Wherever it leads.