Thursday, October 4, 2018
If I But Touch Him
"For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole." Matthew 9:21. Jesus was on a mission to the home of Jairus. This woman with a disease of blood believed all that would be necessary for healing was to touch his garment. She wasn't looking for an encounter. She wasn't looking to detain him. She just needed to touch his garment. Her faith told her what twelve years of doctors had not told her. Healing was in the touch. But, faith prompted the touch. We must touch Christ. We know that he can heal. We know that he removes sin. We know he restores. This he did for the woman. But, we must touch him. Faith must act. Without the touch, there is no healing. The disease remains. Christ has the power to heal. He desires to heal. This was the purpose of his coming. But, we must touch him. Faith without the touch will not heal. She did not miss her opportunity. She came behind him, and touched his garment. Jesus is always in the front. We follow. Our opportunity for healing must not be lost. Let us touch him so that he will save us, now.