Let me share you a story from the Bible. There was a woman who suffered terribly from severe bleeding for twelve years, even though she had been treated by many doctors. She had spent all her money, but instead of getting better she got worse all the time. She had heard about Jesus so she came in the crowd behind him, saying to herself “If I just touch his clothes, I will get well.”
She touched his cloak, and her bleeding stopped at once; and she had the feeling inside herself that she was healed of her trouble. At once Jesus knew that power had gone out of him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
His disciples answered, “You see how the people are crowding you; why do you ask who touched you?”
But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. The woman realized what had happened to her, so she came, trembling with fear, knelt at his feet, and told him the whole truth. Jesus said to her, “My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your trouble.” (Mark 5:25-34)
We all have wounds that we carry for a long time. Maybe its financial wound, physical wound, relationship wound or spiritual wound. These kept us stagnant in all the things that we do. It seems like nothing is happening because these wounds resist us from moving forward. We feel alone and that our world is already shuttered because of financial problems. Our enemies that we did not bother to talk for many years. We keep to ourselves, planting it to our hearts the bad things they have done to us in the past. On the trials we are facing right now, we feel like no one can help us to get up on our feet and move along.
But do you know that there is good news? God will heal us and remove us from these bondage of sufferings. Just like the woman in the story, when she felt that know other way can cure her, he sought for a miracle. And Jesus Christ does not even touched her but still she was healed. This shows the strength and power of our faith. Remember God is always ready to heal us.
If we are sick right now, that we feel there are no other options to cure us, that no other medicines can alleviate the pain we are suffering. If we are buried in debt from our credit cards, and we are worrying too much about money to sustain our daily needs. If we have problems in our relationship with our wife or children, even our relatives or office mates. If we doubt the presence of the Lord to our lives because of the trials we are facing. Always remember the story of the lady. If we only have the faith and believe that God can heal us, you don’t need to touch Him to be healed, even the tiniest strand of his cloak will heal our pains, our sufferings, our problems.
On October 2-7, 2010 at 8pm, Fr. Arlo will be conducting a series of lectures about God’s healing on all aspects of our lives through Misyong Pilipino. This will be held at St. Joseph Church in Abu Dhabi.
Come and bond with us as we receive God’s Word to remove our sufferings and start a new beginning. Heal our sickness and live life to the fullest. Cure our problems and become blessing to others.
Reflection: What will you do next if these sufferings are healed?