Touch The Hem Of His Garment

Touch The Hem Of His Garment 

Author: Pat Aman

The woman pushed through to just touch the hem of his garment.  She knew that she would be healed. 

I myself, knew that as I lay in bed nearly two years, that when at my lowest point, God awakened these scriptures just for me. 

I was worn out, burdened down and broken. I felt like, why me, Father God?

I know that many of you have also felt this way. You could not understand why you were going through so much pain and heartache!

I want to share what I received from God the day He allowed me to really understand what this women was going through.  He gave me a clearer view and showed me her unwavering faith. He showed me how she set her eyes on her healer, and did not let absolutely anything stand in her way.

I learned persistent Faith. 

This passage relates the account of a desperate woman  whose healing was the results of a great and persistent faith. Her illness made her ceremonially unclean and disqualified her from mixing with crowds of people, yet she was certain that “if only I may touch His clothes. I shall be made well”, 

(Mark 5:28), says, “For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well”. Jesus did not rebuke her, but delayed His mission to the home of Jairus, whose daughter was dying, in order to assure her healing.

Jesus later raised Jairus’s daughter from the dead, but here He took time to minister to one with positive, persistent faith.  That persistence is rewarded is not to suggest healing or any other work of God is earned by human effort. It rather illustrated the need to be bold in what we believe, to not be deterred by circumstance or discouraged by others. 

“All things are possible to him or her who believes. (Mark 9:23), and they all are by God’s grace (Ephesians 2: 8-9),  says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”.

See,  she did not let anyone stop her. Even though she was not supposed  to be in public because she was unclean. 

I went to the hospital to have a simple hernia repair in 2003, and I  contacted  surgical MRSA which means I should not be alive. MRSA is a highly contagious and deadly infectious disease. I was as she, unclean. 

MRSA  destroys the body.  

After over a year of fighting MRSA, I went back and had surgery to clean my insides out and remove the MRSA and what it had destroyed, I contacted surgical e-coli from this second surgery. I fought this infection for over a year. So, of over two years of fighting these infections I finally reached up, Father God reached down and healed me.  

Yes, I grabbed the hem of His garment and refused to let go.

Was it easy? NO! I felt depression, loneliness and desperation!

 I praise God that I finally allowed these scriptures hit me square in the face, and I realized then, that I needed to press through, touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, not let anything block my vision of a Jesus in the crowd. 

Maybe today you need to press through the crowd and touch the hem of the Master’s garment.

You have fought the disease of sickness even the disease of sin and it has beat you down. You are drowning in despair. You have no where to go but up. 

I want to tell you that Jesus is waiting for you to come to Him. He wants you to reach for the hem of His garment. 

Do not let the crowd stop you. Do not let the voices of the crowd cloud your vision. 

Set you hope on what is eternal and be healed. God has given us incredible promises. If you are running low on hope, go to the Bible to recharge! 

We must remember that – “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18

Please know that our Hope causes us not to get discouraged, not to give up, because we have something to keep going for.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

Please now, stop, and let Jesus and let Jesus speak these words to you.

“And He said to her, “Daughter/Son, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.””Mark 5:34 

Notes were taken from the Spirit Filled Life Bible, New King James

Version.

Love and Prayers

Pat Aman 

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