Just One Touch

For us to understand better the story of this woman, we need to read this first…

Levictus 15

19-23 “When a woman has a discharge of blood, the impurity of her menstrual period lasts seven days. Anyone who touches her is unclean until evening. Everything on which she lies or sits during her period is unclean. Anyone who touches her bed or anything on which she sits must wash his clothes and bathe in water; he remains unclean until evening.

24 “If a man sleeps with her and her menstrual blood gets on him, he is unclean for seven days and every bed on which he lies becomes unclean.

25-27 “If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, but not at the time of her monthly period, or has a discharge that continues beyond the time of her period, she is unclean the same as during the time of her period. Every bed on which she lies during the time of the discharge and everything on which she sits becomes unclean the same as in her monthly period. Anyone who touches these things becomes unclean and must wash his clothes and bathe in water; he remains

Luke 8

43-45 In the crowd that day there was a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with hemorrhages. She had spent every penny she had on doctors but not one had been able to help her. She slipped in from behind and touched the edge of Jesus’ robe. At that very moment her hemorrhaging stopped. Jesus said, “Who touched me?”

When no one stepped forward, Peter said, “But Master, we’ve got crowds of people on our hands. Dozens have touched you.”

46 Jesus insisted, “Someone touched me. I felt power discharging from me.”

47 When the woman realized that she couldn’t remain hidden, she knelt trembling before him. In front of all the people, she blurted out her story—why she touched him and how at that same moment she was healed.

48 Jesus said, “Daughter, you took a risk trusting me, and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed!”

Let us really understand the story of this woman.

This one was a woman, critically ill for 12 years that tried everything to be healed, spent all her money but could not find a solution for her problem.All of us woman, we have our days in a month, can be 5 to 7 days maximum and to be honest are not the days that we enjoy the most, isnt’t it? Now, imagine the situation of this woman who for 4380  days had a nonstop hemorrhage and as we see above, life in those old days were completely different from today.

In her condition she could not go outside, speak with people or have a normal life. She had to suffer in silence, alone and in shame. Imagine 12 years without a social life, no houseguest, no husband, no children, no visits from family. 12 years of never being touch by anyone. No one would stay around her, no one would go where she was and no one would visit her.

Without hope, frustrated, depressed, abandoned, weak, alone, ill, no money, shaking, trembling, fearful…. She recognized her need of being helped and moved by the only thing left in her life FAITH, she overcame everything we can imagine fear, doubts, thoughts, the crowd of people….

 One can feel and be helpless, hopeless and all the ess in this life, however there’s ONE thing that we still have got, that no circumstances in this world can take it…Our Faith!…

How brave she was and how I want to imitate her example! In silence, without any word or wanted to call people’s attention she went with the FAITH that only a simple touch in the edge of Jesus robe will change her life forever, and indeed happened exactly as she determined, in the very same moment Power came out from HIM.

If we just touch God thought our faith, imagine what can happen? Ahhhhh, what can happen…..

God is ready for you when you are ready for Him, just stretch your hand and touch Jesus with your faith.

Jesus honored that woman before everybody, before she was rejected and was living in shame and hiding from everybody. He helped her to reclaim her dignity before all.

In front of all the people, she blurted out her story—why she touched him and how at that same moment she was healed. Luke 8:47

Jesus did not ask, but she decided once again to be courageous and say the all story. She assumed before the Lord and before a big multitude, she poured out her private thoughts maybe for the first time in her life

 Not only the blood was gone, the shame as gone too.

        Her story starts with her being called by “Woman”, but finished with Jesus calling her “Daughter”, what an amazing thing to ear from God, unfortunately few are those that can hear that.

Collaboration of Ana Bacala

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8 Responses to Just One Touch

  1. Hellena Gusinyu says:

    Thank you Pastor Elijah and Mrs Ana for sharing with us,as i was reading i started thinking 12 years bleeding doctors were checking this woman and even trying different ways to stop her from bleeding but it didnt work. Inside she was bleeding and outside it was even worse were she could not associate with family and friends or participate in anything because of her bleeding.But the day she touched jesus her bleeding stopped one touch healed her and she started living a fuller life.What i have learnt is that christ heals, changes and restores people so that they become strong and peaceful and free from their suffering.

  2. Sally Kimondo says:

    Dear Pastor Elijah and Mrs Ana!
    The phrase used a certain woman and at the end of it! Jesus called her daughter! As she did the un-forbidden, she used her faith, and as she recognised only Jesus Christ could change her situation and she overcame her fears, doubt etc!
    Thank you for sharing this message, of God is ready for me when I am ready for Him, it reminds me to use my faith and overcome my fears! The shame she was going through for 12 years, this can be related to a situation that one is going through and use their faith to reach out to God!
    Thank you again, this message has really encouraged me!

  3. carla goncalves says:

    Hi Pastor and Mrs Ana .
    In our weekly meeting with Mrs Ana the holly Spirit its been really open our eyes to learn with this Womans of God and this week I have learned that doest matter how big is our problem and how long we been going trougth .What really matter is our quality of Faith in God and if we are ready to take the risk to.show God that only Him has the power of changing our life isnt what this certain woman did?She run the risk because she couldnt anymore with the shame that was her life and she decide to run this risk and for this reason Jesus stopped to see who was this certain woman that her action of Faith made her with a.diferent name the privilege of been called daugther .
    What about us are we ready to run the risk to call Jesus attention and been made His daugther His son ?
    This woman the made her life diferent trougth her faith .
    Thank you for sharing this with us.Mrs Ana

  4. Beatrice Emiku says:

    Dear Pastor Elijah and Mrs Ana,

    Thank you, for sharing this powerful message with us. The thing that stood out to me the most: Was the kind of faith she exercised, she knew. she was an outcast because of the bleeding. Yet because of the strenght and desperation of her faith she dared to go into the midst of the crowd and touched Jesus. She used her faith and put aside all fears of even being stoned to death. Thank you

  5. Briony Bangura says:

    What stood out to me is this woman’s attitude. She was very much an individual, no one was around her to encourage her, to give her advice and show her love. She was basically a ‘loner’.Her faith was not influenced by anyone, it was a sincere faith that came from within her-it was so pure and made her determine to see herself well. She also used her brainpower and knew there must be a way out. What I love about this story is that she healed herself through Jesus’ power. This is very strong and I’m happy to have known of such a woman-definitely an example for me.

    God Bless you.

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