Tuesday, August 18, 2015

You Are His Daughter

A while back, a friend of mine was telling me about how she had read a devotional that was talking about the sick woman in the Bible (Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 9:40-56). The devo was about how Jesus had called her daughter, and how she, the unnamed, dying woman, was precious in Jesus' eyes. I want to expound on what that means for you today because this is something that I have been learning, and it has been changing my life.

The sick woman. An unnamed woman who had been suffering from a bleeding disorder for 12 years. She had been to doctors, but she only grew worse (Luke 9:26). We learn from each of these passages that she had suffered greatly. She was dying. Dying. Such a scary word.

But, we also learn that she had great faith in Jesus who she believed could and would heal her. She said, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed." (Mark 5:28). She knew with all of her heart that Jesus was not just some ordinary man. She knew that he was Healer. 

And so, what did she do? She stepped out in great faith and touched Jesus' cloak in the middle of a big crowd while Jesus was busy. Jesus could have gone without noticing her. He was in a crowd with hundreds of people bumping into him at all sides. Yet, when she stepped out in faith and touched his cloak, He felt it. He knew that one of his precious, beautiful daughters was suffering and had come to Him to get healed.

The Bible says that once she touched Him, at that very instant, she was healed and free from her suffering. At that very instant. Wow. I really cannot take that in. She received immediate relief when she touched Him. 

And when she told Him that it was she who had touched Him, He called her daughter. Daughter. Does that not give you chill bumps? She was precious. She was loved. She was known. She was valuable. She was His daughter. Now matter what she had done, He would heal her because He loved her and she was His daughter.

Put your name in place of she in the above paragraph: Sarah is precious, Sarah is loved, Sarah is known, Sarah is valuable, Sarah is His daughter. No matter what Sarah does, Jesus will heal Sarah because He loves her and Sarah is His daughter. Such life-changing words.

What does this mean for you/us? It means that whatever you are going through, struggling with, or suffering from, if you only step out in faith, YOU WILL BE HEALED. The kicker here is, you have to step out and touch Him. You have to get close enough to Jesus in order to touch Him and receive His immediate healing.

I want you to know that right now, right now, whatever situation that you are in, you, daughter of Christ, can receive His powerful healing. You just have to come close enough and touch Him. His arms are outstretched. He wants His daughter to come get healed. Get close to Jesus. Touch His cloak. And be instantly healed.

What are you going through right now? Have you received Jesus healing before? Tell me about it in the comments. I want to know.

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