Just A Touch of Faith

Faith grows and is strengthened by constant absorption and application of Scripture. However, this process often begins with simple faith. We believe Jesus and trust Him to be our Savior and Lord. That triggers the process. Our simple faith becomes strong and solid. One woman touched only Jesus’ garment and was delivered from a disease endured for twelve years. That was physical. When we trust Him for salvation, He delivers us from the spiritual death that we have endured from birth. Just as that needy woman believed He could heal her physically, we believe that He heals us spiritually from sin and its consequences. In Mark 5:21-34, we see her faith and the results of her trust: “And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto Him: and He was nigh unto the sea. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet, and besought Him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed Him, and thronged Him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched His garment. For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole and straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched My clothes? And His disciples said unto Him, Thou seest the multitude thronging Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me? And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth. And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” All who truly “touch” Him in simple, but genuine, faith can relate to the Gaither hymn, “He Touched Me!” Since I met this blessed Savior, since He cleansed and made me whole, I will never cease to praise Him — I’ll shout it while eternity rolls. He touched me, O He touched me, and O the joy that floods my soul! Something happened, and now I know He touched me and made me whole.” (William J. Gaither). Selah! When we truly trust Him, He transforms us! Ron

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