“The Woman with the Issue of Blood – Name Unknown”
The woman with the blood issue spent all that she had pursuing the directions given to her by several physicians. She tried different medicines but her pain and suffering only increased. Scripture confirms that she suffered many things at the hands of her physicians, only to have her condition worsen; (Mark 5:27).
When she heard that Jesus was in town, she knew that she had to get to Him. She pressed her way through the crowd to touch of the hem of His garment. She knew that she would be made whole with just one touch.
Though this woman remains nameless and outside of the covenant, her faith was enough to get Jesus’ attention. He felt her faith after she touched his garment and He then turned around and asked: “Who touched my clothes?” ; (v. 30). He knew that someone had touched him because healing virtue had gone out of him, and immediately her bleeding stopped; (Luke 8:44-46).
Hindsight is 20/20
From each Biblical account, we can see that these women had a great need. Two of the women had a covenant promise, which means that they knew their God and they knew the promises of the covenant. The woman with the issue of blood wasn’t under the covenant. Perhaps she heard about the Prophet Jesus, who was actively seeking those who were sick and oppressed.
What I found interesting was the fact that her name was not recorded, nor did she have a covenant promise, yet she radically sought a miracle from Jesus. Jesus does not require such trivial things when were seeking Him. Those minor details didn’t stop her from receiving a miracle. It was her faith and her tenacity that got Jesus’ attention. As soon as she touches the hem of His garment healing virtue escaped Him and immediately she was healed. At that moment Jesus proclaimed to her that her faith healed her.
*Mark 5:25-34; Luke 43-48
In Conclusion of the Matter
Here are a few promises that stand true for us today:
God does answer our prayers. He never forgets anyone or anything because He’s Omniscient. Oftentimes, He may tell us to wait; but that’s because we lack patience, which is a virtue. The lack of both patience and discipline can both be major factors as to why a promise is delayed.
If illness has knocked on your door, you can rest assured that Jesus has taken care of sickness and every disease at the Cross. Have faith in God and believe that His word is true. Without faith, you cannot please God. The lack of truth causes one to stumble.
All of God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen”. God never breaks a promise and His promises are valid throughout thousands of generations. His blessings won’t ever run out. We are still reaping the benefits of Abraham’s blessings today!
The Name of Jesus is powerful! There’s healing in the Name of Jesus! There’s deliverance in the Name of Jesus. There’s power in the Name of Jesus to break every chain! Now, Go Get Your Blessing!
References: Holy Bible; Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary; GotQuestions.org
Photography: Noire 3000 Bible, by James C. Lewis