“THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT”
“And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched”-Luke 8:43-44
Every miracle that our Lord performed has a special spiritual lesson for His people. This one is no different. If we are familiar with the story, we will find ourselves just as this Syro-Phoenician woman before she found Jesus. Her disease is a figure of our sin that will not go away. It continues to haunt us day by day and we are loathsome not only to ourselves, but to all around us. Surely, it is sin that has caused our greatest suffering and left to ourselves, we are helpless slaves unto it. She has wasted all of her money for a cure, yet they were all physicians of no value. Though many had promised her a cure, all they had done was to take her money and give their regrets. Dr. Religion and Mr. Doctrine have no power apart from the living Christ. Jesus is the Master Physician of the soul and He alone has the power over sin. As we see her pressing through the throng we may understand just how difficult it is to find Him in this dark world. Satan has many pitfalls set for Christian as he makes his way to the Celestial City. Were it not for His grace, none could ever find Him. Yet, she has heard of Jesus and having tried everything else, with her purse empty and her suffering great, she sets out with conviction to find Him and find Him she does. Weak from suffering, pressed by the throng, a hopeful hand reaches out. All that she connected with was the hem, the border of Jesus’ garment. Immediately, her disease was cured. We do not have to know a lot about Jesus, nor do we have to have a long encounter with Him to find our cure. Just the touch of His garment sent virtue into her diseased body like a lightning bolt, searing the staunch of blood that had been her curse. How is it with you today? Is there something missing, does the disease of sin continue to haunt you? Have you spent all your living on physicians of no value? If so, we point you to the Savior, Jesus Christ, and encourage you to find Him!