Posted on 10-Dec-2014
October 25th, 2014
Leviticus 15:19-30 addresses the condition a woman apparently suffered. “If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she shall be set apart seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean; also everything that she sits on shall be unclean.” It goes on to say that anyone that touched any place where she sat would be unclean. No man would sleep with her, and if she had been married, her condition was a legitimate reason for her husband to divorce her (Deuteronomy 24:1).
According to the Law as stated in Leviticus, if her discharge went longer than normal, all the days of her impurity would make her unclean. In this case, it had been twelve years. She was desperate, and likely isolated. She couldn’t touch anyone, nor could anyone touch her. She would have been ignored by everyone, including her family. She was not welcome in the synagogue or in any public place. Her life was wretched, but she had one last hope.
She heard of Jesus, and was willing to break social restrictions. She said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” She came behind Jesus in a crowd and touched His garment. She knew inside that she was healed. Jesus stopped, turned around and asked, “Who touched My clothes?” His disciples thought His question was absurd. Peter said,“Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” (Luke 8:45, 46)
Jesus knew by revelation that something had happened and He looked around to see who had touched Him. Afraid and trembling, but undoubtedly excited about her miracle, she came and prostrated herself before Jesus, and told Him before everybody the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
All this only goes to tell us that through faith and determination, as shown by the mentioned woman, can bring forth many blessings and miracles. Also, these passages also tell us that even though we feel alone, God will always be there, for he is omnipresent and he is there to comfort those in need.
These lessons and truths should be applied in our lives, especially as a Company and also a member. All things may be committed into God's hands and His plan for our lives and through Him, we may find comfort and victory in Him, as the woman found victory when she was accepted fully into God's people when Jesus called her "daughter".
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