If I Just Touch His Clothes




It was going to be colder than normal that evening.

Just a few days prior, I had begun to feel the signs of a sore throat coming.

Now, my voice was almost gone, leaving me with a raspy form of communication.

A friend had invited me to stop in at a local coffee house for a group devotional time.

I decided that it would be beneficial to go, even though I wasn’t feeling my best.

The speaker was extremely interesting and I found myself pondering truths that I had not before considered.

As a group at nearby tables were celebrating a birthday and other patrons stepped in for dinner or take outs, we were discussing faith and what it really means to have faith.

One of the examples from the Bible that we talked about was the account of a woman who had been healed.

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.  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.—Mark 5:25-29

Later in the passage, the woman fell at Jesus’ feet.

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” —Mark 5:34


There is so much to understand about that word and what it truly represents.

There is so much I want to understand.

How would you describe the faith that this woman displayed?




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