Friday, March 16, 2007

Captured by Grace Devotionals Day 4

Moments of Grace: Touching Jesus’ Garment


Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.

Mark 5:34



Forget PIN numbers and secret codes.  Soon you can access your accounts with the touch of a fingerprint.  It’s called fingerprint biometrics, and it’s coming to an ATM near you.  Electronic sensors detect the ridge and valley patterns of your fingertips, guaranteeing accurate access through the power of touching a screen with your thumb or forefinger.


We can find a biblical parallel in Mark 5 when a discouraged, bleeding soul found access to the Savior by the touch of a fingertip to the hem of His garment.  For years, she’d been afflicted, and doctors had taken her last penny.  Approaching the Great Physician, she bravely reached out her hand and touched the hem of His robe.  A flash of healing power left Him and dispensed rays of healing into her body.

Just one touch as He moves along,

Pushed and pressed by the jostling throng,

Just one touch and the weak was strong,

Cured by the Healer divine.[1][1]


If you need a dose of encouragement or healing today, just reach out the finger of faith and touch the hem of His garment.  He is passing your way, and His grace is for the taking.



Just one touch as He passes by, He will [hear] the faintest cry.

Birdie Bell


Recommended Reading: Mark 5:25-34


Mark 5:25-34 (New King James Version)

25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.  27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”
32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”




[1][1] Birdie Bell, 1897

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