Bible Base – Mark 5:24-34
There was a lady who had been sick for 12 long years, imagine, that’s longer than most of you have been alive!! She had tried every doctor, she’d spent lots of money on medicines
nothing had worked. She felt horrible all the time, she didn’t want to be around people, and people didn’t want to be around her, it must have been hard and lonely.
She heard Jesus was in town, she knew he could help her, but where Jesus went, crowds followed! There was pushing and jostling as everyone tried to get near Jesus, she couldn’t get close.
This lady knew she didn’t even have to speak to Jesus, if she could just touch a bit of his cloak, she would be OK. So when there was just enough of a space, she reached out and touched the edge of his cloak.
That second, she was made well…… AMAZING!!
Jesus stopped and spoke, “who touched me?”
lots of people had touched him in the busy crowd, but only this lady had reached out to Jesus in faith as the only one who could help her. Jesus said.
“daughter, your faith has healed you, go in peace, and be free”
WOW! No-one else could do that. Jesus saves and sets us free.
This lady knew who Jesus was, knew He was the only one who could help her. She forgot about the crowd and went to him, believing He was all she needed. She was saved, and more than that, this lady, used to being left out and feeling horrible, he called her daughter! Her problem was sorted, she was saved to be in His family.
That’s what faith in Jesus does for us, sorts out our horrible big sin problem, and makes us part of Jesus’ family.
Faith is hands on! Hands in, hands getting messy…
Just touching his cloak was enough..
Some top fashion designers amongst us designed some cloaks with hand prints to remind us of the woman’s faith
and the little ones did some finger painting on their cloaks.
lets forget the crowd, remember who Jesus is, and reach out to him in faith to save us and help us.