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Newsletter of June 2009

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Mark 5:25-34 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

In Mark 5 you read of a certain nameless woman with an issue of blood in a crowd full of people watching Jesus pass through their town. She had been sick for twelve years-seeking many physicians and cures - only to be left poor, empty, and still awakening each morning with her need. But she knew the Master Physician was in town, and all she needed to do was touch the hem of His garment and she would be made whole.

This woman had probably walked through this street many times, being looked upon as "unclean," and passed over time and again. That did not matter on this day; she placed all pride aside, pushing through the crowd with determination knowing that her healing was just a touch away. When this woman touched Jesus’ garment she was immediately healed.

What faith it took for her to step out from her normal routine and reach for something she had only heard about. She had dealt with this ailment for twelve years, and now she was completely healed. It does not matter how big or how small your need is, or how long you have dealt with it, what matters is that Jesus knows each and every need you have, and He can heal you, but you must have the faith and trust in Him that He will take care of it. A great move of the Spirit does not have to occur in order for you to get what you need. Sometimes just a touch is all it takes. cv

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