Throughout the ages there have been stories of healing and miracles, especially during the time when Jesus walked this earth over 2000 years ago.
The question still remains today, why God does not heal everyone today? Where are the miracles that have happened in the past?
Science and medicine have made great strides and progress, but is still not perfected. Just ask anybody who has experienced a terminal illness and the doctors tell you you only have months to live.
Jairus had a daughter who was dying in Luke 5. He heard about Jesus who was a miracle worker, how the man from Galilee healed the sick, the blind, deaf, paralyzed, and delivered those who were possessed with demons.
So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.
The woman besides Jairus were desperate. She had a chronic illness for 12 years.
Notice: When she heard!
“When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering”.
The woman put her faith in Christ because she heard the good news. So why doesn’t God heal everyone then?
- Well, it is not because a lack of faith and unbelief at times.
- God’s timing and will is always best. Even in our desperation, we can suffer, yet God is glorified.
- God gets all the glory and so man does not claim the glory and power.
- There are times, the Lord takes people home, and this is the ultimate healing for them. There are often times in life we do not have the answers.
Notice in a large tight crowd Jesus said, ” Who touched me? God presence and power was released for this special time. Remember. Jairus came in humility and faith for his daughter and when this woman heard of the miracle and healing her faith was the turning point. All things arevpossible to them who believe!
“At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Mark 5:23-30, 33-34 NIV
Jesus now calls her daughter. Meaning she found salvation by grace and the other benefit was He healed her.
The greatest miracle in history is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The tomb is empty and Christ lives with God the Father in eternity.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:25-26 NIV
Something to think about today.
Friend whatever you are facing believe God and allow faith to conquer any doubts today. Have a great week.
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