Thursday, April 11, 2013

one in the midst of the crowd

Have you ever felt like one in the midst of the crowd - a bit insignificant.  Not so!  The moment your heart desires the truth, something radical is going to take place in your life.      

In the story about the woman with the issue of blood, for 12 years this woman first sought help from others.  She did not get better, but only got worse! 

Are we not the same?  We choose first to go to our friends & family in a time of need (sometimes receiving something of no lasting value).  Some of us busy ourselves in our work, try to establish our own righteousness, or torment ourselves by vain superstitions. Sadly, many perish in these ways.  However, in the moment we choose to reach out and touch Him, Christ heals us of the disease of our sin and we find an entire change for the better starting to take place, inwardly. 

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. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, 'Who touched My clothes?' But His disciples said to Him, 'You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?' And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. Mark 5:27-32 NKJV
 
Though a great number of people thronged Jesus, they were just carried along in the crowd.  But ONE, one only - "a certain person" TOUCHED HIM.  She touched Him by reaching out, dependent and trusting, to have contact with Him. This is what Jesus acknowledges and seeks out. 

3 comments:

  1. Amen, may each of us reach out and touch Him!

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  2. I remember a time in my walk with Christ, when, being unable to find a shoe in a dark closet caused me to ask God for help...is that a waste of time for the creator of the universe? or, is it the recognition that, through the Holy Spirit, God wants to be as close as my next thought every minute of every day? I can tell you, in the next moment, after I prayed...my hand LANDED on the shoe...

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  3. Jim

    Thanks for relating your 'shoe prayer.' I love it and so simply shows, as you mentioned, He wants to be as close as my next thought :)

    Not a single thing about our life is insigificant to the Father. An earthly father cares about the littlest of things about his children. A best friend cares about the little things that affect your life.

    And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matt. 10:30

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