Confessing before all the people that she was unclean must have been humiliating for her. In fact, she tried to avoid the public eye by secretly touching the hem of Jesus’ robe.
Her faith was in the right place. With her honest confession: she could no longer do this on her own (i. e. spent her entire living), she reached out to receive her life-changing miracle (to be allowed into society again).
Jesus spoke the words she needed to hear, “Daughter“!!!! This inclusion-of being accepted by God, allowed her to not only be cleansed from her impurity (the issue of blood) but included in the community where she lived ( i. e. in keeping with Jewish laws).
What a unique and honored position our Savior, God’s Son, provides for all who confess their need of Him. #sonsanddaughtersofGod
Help me, Lord, to be attuned to your forgiveness and healing, recognizing this first in my own life. -Teresa #seethroughHiseyes #graceandtruth
Luke 8:42-48 (ESV)
As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians,[a] she could not be healed by anyone. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45 And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter[b] said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
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