25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.’ 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
It’s not magical properties of Jesus’ clothes that healed this woman, it was her remarkable faith. She knew that she simply had to draw close to Jesus to experience his saving work in her. Nothing has changed, if we draw close to him through prayer, scripture and being open to his working through the Spirit, we too will see amazing things happen as he builds his Kingdom, putting things right and making them new.
Thank you Lord, that we can draw close with confidence. Open our eyes to the possibilities of a life spent with you.