LISTENING TO RUMORS
“When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.”
This woman had been listening to rumors. Not the kind of rumors you might be thinking of. These were different kinds of rumors, rumors about miracles. She had heard stories about blind people who could see, lepers who were clean, paralytics that could walk, and even prostitutes that were forgiven. These were the stories of fairy tales and children’s bedtime stories, not the kind of stories anyone takes seriously. But when you have nothing to lose, you just might listen to anything. This woman was listening, and now she was ready to take action. Jesus had come to her town that day and she was going to seize this opportunity. She had decided to touch Him, no matter what it took. If the rumors were true, she would have a new life; if not, she had nothing to lose.
As the crowd got closer, she began to make her move. Pushing through the throng, she made her way to Jesus. Just as He passed by, she was able to touch His robe, in that instant everything changed. Not only was her body well for the first time in years, she felt a love she had not expected. He called for her, and she was looking into His eyes of compassion. She had never felt anything like this before. Then she heard the greatest words of her life, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction”.
The rumors were true. She had been healed, but more than just healed, she had been made whole. Forgiveness and healing, she had received more than she could imagine that day.
Have you heard any good rumors lately? You never know, one of them may change your life. Why not take action today? It has been rumored that Jesus is in the area. Some people have even been said to have received a miracle. Go ahead, run to Jesus. You have nothing to lose. Touch Jesus today. You can find Him in the Bible, in your prayer time, or even wherever people gather in His Name. Reach out and touch Him, you never know, maybe people will be spreading rumors about you.