Passage: Luke 8:40~48  

Key verse: 48

While Jesus was on his way to heal Jairus’s daughter, a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came and touched the edge of Jesus’ cloak and was immediately cured. When Jesus asked who had touched him, she came forward trembling at his feet. She may have felt unworthy, or guilty for touching Jesus while ceremonially unclean. Instead of rebuking or judging her, Jesus said, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

Jesus didn’t need to put her on the spot, but he wanted to show that, more than just a physical healer, he desires the intimacy of relationship. Like Jairus cared for her one and only daughter, Jesus loved the woman as his daughter. God loves each person very intimately as a loving father or mother. May we have the faith to approach and have such a beautiful relationship with our heavenly father and find restoration for our soul.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your love for me. May I grow in a deeper relationship with you and find healing and restoration.

One Word: A Father’s love.