THE SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, Ron Ward
JESUS HEALS A BLEEDING WOMAN
Passage: Luke 8:40~48
Key verse: 48
1. A sick woman's desperate act (40-44)
Jesus and his disciples came back. A large crowd welcomed him. Among the crowd was a synagogue ruler, who asked Jesus to come and heal his daughter. On the way, Jesus encountered a woman who had a bleeding problem. No one had been able to heal her. But she believed that one touch of Jesus' cloak would do what no one else could do--give her healing. So she crept through the crowds crushing in on Jesus, went up to Jesus and touched his cloak and was healed.
2. Jesus gives the woman peace (45-48)
Jesus knew power had gone out from him when he was touched. He stopped and searched for the person who had done it. He searched insistently, wanting the person who touched him to come forward. Finally, the woman came forward and admitted it was her. The woman told her story to all around them. It must have been difficult. But she confessed her faith and her act. Jesus saw the great faith this woman had. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
Prayer: Lord, thank you for Jesus' healing power. Thank you for giving us peace through him.
One Word: Your faith has healed you. Go in peace.