Friday, May 10, 2013

Luke 8:43-48 Healing Scripture & Kutless's Song 'What Faith Can Do'

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Luke 8:43-48

43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

My thoughts: This is a famous story about a woman who had gone to so many doctors, that she was totally broke, and she was STILL sick. She knew that to be healed, all she had to do was make her way through the crowds toward Jesus and touch the hem of his garment. Now this woman had an issue of blood, and she was not to be around people. It was illegal in those days for her to be in the town, but she stepped out in faith when she knew that Jesus was going to be there.

Even though the verse has Jesus asking, "Who touched me?" I'm sure that he knew it was her.  He was Jesus. What I believe Jesus was trying to do was to have her testify that she was healed by him. How many of us have gone to doctors and taken all their prescribed medication only to still be sick or, worse yet,  have it lead to more health problems?  Having faith in God and Jesus doesn't cause more health problems.  You can't overdose on God and His Word. 

Check out what Jesus told her.  He said that her faith had made her whole.  Try believing for that miracle that only Jesus or God can provide. He's there waiting for you to ask.

One of my favorite Christian groups is Kutless. This song "What Faith Can Do" is about miracles, moving mountains, silent prayers answered, and a broken heart mended.

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