Pressing Into Jesus

“The people are all around you and crowding in on you.”

In 8th Chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel, we find people are following Jesus wherever he goes.

As the crowd presses into Jesus hoping for a miracle; for a brief moment, he feels the power of the Shekinah Spirit flow out from him and into another.

Jesus asks, “Who touched me? Someone touched me, for I knew it when power went out of me.”

It only took a moment and this brave soul, the woman with the “issue of blood” stepped forward. (Whenever I refer to this part of the gospel, I give her a name, Jody.  No, the name isn’t in scripture. )

Jody proceeds to tell Jesus her story, “She spent everything on doctors and none of them could make her well. When she touched the edge of Christ’s cloak and her bleeding stopped at once.”

Jesus’ response: “My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”

I really believe that God can come through, in the 11th hour. It has happened many times in my own life.

Sometimes, we have to press into Christ in order to find relief or release.

“Your faith has made you well.”

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