One touch of faith, many healed

Nicole C. Mullen – One Touch from 2nafish on GodTube.

And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well. Matthew: 14:34-36

Jesus fed the 5,000, sent the disciples to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, walked on water, saved Peter from drowning in the stormy sea, and now walked in Gennesaret.

“Look, there’s Jesus. He healed her when she touched the hem of His cloak. Bring the sick.”

Matthew Henry tells us that the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years was from this area. She had squeezed through the tight throng of people around Him, reached out and touched the hem of His cloak. Power rushed through her veins, and she was healed, changed forever.

“Daughter, your faith has made you whole.”

Maybe these men saw it. Maybe she was so changed, that she spent the rest of her days telling people and glorifying God.

This twisted piece of wool that the people so desperately wanted to touch hung from the mantle or cloak of Jewish men and reminded them of the Law. Here was a man who had kept the Law perfectly. Here was a man who would hang on the cross and take on God’s wrath for them. Here was a man who came to fulfill the Law, Matthew 5:17.

In faith, the sick reached out to touch the man who healed all who came to Him, who provided food from a few fish and loaves of bread, who walked on the stormy Sea of Galilee, who taught about the Kingdom of God. They reached out to touch the God of the Law, the God of Grace … and they were healed.

One woman’s touch of faith brought the healing of many as they saw the change in her.

When we mix faith with the word, apply it to ourselves, depend upon it, and submit to its influences and commands, then we touch the hem of Christ’s garment. Matthew Henry

God is waiting for you to reach out to touch Him. How do you want God to work in your life?

My prayer for you:

Father of Righteousness and Grace, we reach out to touch the fringe of Your mantle. We long to feel the power of Your Spirit flow through our veins. Renew our strength, so that we will mount up as on wings of eagles. Empower us to soar in Your grace as we glorify You. May our healing bring many to You.

What’s God healing/restoring in your life?


“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:21-25

During the time of Nero and the great persecution, Peter writes these words to the church. These words give us hope. Jesus died and took a beating so that we could die to sin and live to righteousness, and somehow, that is attached to being healed, or being made whole.

 “But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Commenting on Matthew 8:17, “This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES,” Matthew Henry wrote, “for sin is both the cause and the sting of sickness.”

Before Adam and Eve disobeyed God, there was no sickness. Disease is a result of the fall.

When I suffered from the pain, the brain fog, and the weakness of fibromyalgia, I examined myself many times to find the great sin that caused my sickness. I also wondered why I did not have enough faith to be healed.

I knew that God still healed. Why wasn’t I healed? It had to be some wrong in me.

Bad things happen to good people, to God’s people.  God was proud of Job’s righteousness. Yet, Satan asked for permission to take everything away from Job—his wealth, his children, even his health—and God allowed it for a season. Job’s troubles were not a result of his sin or his actions. They were a result of evil, Satan.

Job was healed, but not through anything he did and not even through his faith in God. God healed him and increased all that Job had by twofold, in God’s perfect timing.

God healed me in His perfect timing, not by my doing, but by His good pleasure. In my weakness, God showed His strength and has given me a work to do, to point people to Jesus and proclaim that God still heals today!

My prayer for you:

May the Great Healer touch your life and make you whole, bestowing His great and precious promises upon you. May you possess all that God has for you and give God the glory.

Please let us know what God is restoring in your life.