When Jesus was asked by Jairus, an official of the local synagogue, to heal his 12-year-old daughter, Jesus went with him to his house. But on the way, a woman who had suffered terribly from severe bleeding for twelve years, touched Him believing that if she could only touch His clothes, she would get healed. Once she touched Jesus' clothes amid the crowd pressing in on Jesus, she immediately felt inside her, and she instantly was healed. Jesus knew that power had gone out of him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes? His disciples were confused and answered, "You see how the people are crowding you; why do you ask who touched you?" But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. The woman realized what had happened to her, so she came, trembling with fear, knelt at His feet, and told Him the whole truth. Jesus said to her, "My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble." Jesus then continued walking towards Jairus' house and miraculously healed Jairus' 12-year-old daughter. (Mark 5:21-43).
When the woman touched his clothes, and Jesus turned around to look for her, Jesus showed the woman that she was important and that she mattered to Him. Jesus was not busy enough that He would not have time to acknowledge her. All the people around Jesus did not notice the woman. They easily overshadowed her, but her faith made her closer to Jesus than anybody else in the crowd. It is encouraging to know that our faith gives us direct access to our God no matter where we are or what is going on in our lives. God is not so busy that He does not have time to reach down to us and touch our lives. God always makes time for us because we are important to Him. When the woman did not have anyone else to turn to for her healing, she went to Jesus and believed in Him. As a result, she received her healing.
This morning, let us be encouraged that our faith in our Lord Jesus gives us direct access to God. We need to be reminded that we are important to God and that we matter to Him. Let us not allow our past mistakes and sin to stop us from going to Jesus. All our past mistakes and sin have been forgiven because Jesus already died for them on the cross. Let us accept His forgiveness and go to Jesus to find healing for our lives.
Ask yourself these questions: Do I believe that I am important to Jesus and that I matter to Him? How do I have direct access to Jesus? Where can I find healing for my life?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you that I have access to you through my faith in your Son, Lord Jesus. Thank you that I am important to you and that you are always accessible to help me with my needs. Please help me with all the challenges I face today, and please provide everything I need. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.