Touching Jesus

Luke 8:46   “Someone deliberately touched me…”

This story from Luke has been on my mind for the last few days.    It’s funny how I can be reading along, and something just stays with me.   It comes to mind at the weirdest times, and I really can’t move on ’til I’ve processed it.  

This woman was so desperate for healing and must have felt so unworthy that she just followed behind–reaching only for the fringe of his robe.  Only the fringe.   She didn’t even feel worthy enough to touch Jesus–only the fringe of his robe.  Wow.  The faith that implies.  The humility.  The brokenness.

When Jesus asked, “Who touched me?”  Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.”  In other words, lots of people are touching you–but Jesus knew that someone reached out to him.  How different is that to him?!   Jesus knew someone touched him deliberately.    Working at a church, it seems like I have all kinds of opportunities to be part of a crowd, near Him, maybe brushing up against Him.    Dangerous.

When was the last time you were so desperate for Jesus that you reached out to Him, hoping to at least touch the fringe. 


One response to this post.

  1. Amen sista

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