The woman was desperate to touch Jesus’s garment – just the fringe – wanting to be healed – If Only Jesus.
He knew she was – but stopped to introduce her to Himself. Only If Jesus…
She wanted to stoop low and hide – “If Only I touch His garment”
Jesus wanted to meet her – “If Only I could meet them all – Only If they knew Me.”
She wanted anonymity – If Only.
Jesus wanted them to talk eye to eye. “Only If they would LOOK FOR ME”.
She thought she only needed the fringe of the garment – If Only.
Jesus wanted to show her that she got ALL of Him. Only If we would look nowhere else.
She thought He was in a rush (and He was being rushed to Jarius’s house) – If Only I touch before He disappears.
Jesus wanted to show her that He would stop everything for her. Only If we remembered that He stops all just for us, He gives us Forever.
She knew she would be healed with the smallest touch – If Only Him.
Jesus knew she would be healed by her faith alone – Only If we all had such faith.
She experienced people who shunned – If Only He didn’t know, didn’t see. Jesus would see.
Jesus showed her and us that Only If our complete dependence is upon Him, Jesus as Lamb of God, our lives would be healed of the brokenness today and forever.
If Only, we Go in Peace.
Yes, Only If, we Go with Peace.
Matthew 9:20-22 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
Luke 8:47-48 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”