Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
The chronically ill woman's story written by Luke 2000 years ago is like uncountable stories today; people who hurt spend everything they've got in the steadfast hope of finding a cure.
So this woman, who'd been sick for twelve years, sneaked into a big crowd thronging Jesus. She believed if she could somehow touch Him, even His hemline, she would become well.
She did and she was. What are our lessons?
1) The woman may have lost all her money, but she never lost her hope to get well. Therein, we must hold onto our own hopes through delays, bad deals and disappointments.
2) The supernatural combination of faith mixed with bold determination is a strategy proven successful again and again throughout the Bible. Therein, we can assume God blesses it.
3) The other factor this woman displayed (elevating her to hero status) is courage. She took a risk to get healed. Under Jewish Law, she remained unclean and was not welcome in public places.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes series.