And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Just one touch of Jesus will make us perfectly whole. In him we lack nothing. Have you ever thought about the power in that truth? It’s easy to feel inadequate or incomplete, but his touch brings healing to our soul.
The word broken comes to my mind as I think about this. Sometimes being broken may not be a bad thing because it causes us to see our need for Jesus. In these verses 35-36 they were broken in their bodies and they besought Jesus, which means they urgently went after him. Throughout the course of our lives we may experience brokenness is many different areas. It could be relationships, finances, health issues, or even our self-worth, the list is endless. However, when we run to Jesus by faith like they did, just one touch of him will make us whole. Sometimes the wholeness you are looking for may come through God’s peace. Even though you may still be navigating your way through a difficult problem, when you have touched the hem of His garment the peace he gives you sets you free. In Philippians 4:7, it says “his peace surpasses all understanding.”
Every day we should be seeking the Lord and reaching out to touch him because it is his touch that gives us strength to live. The best way we can reach out to him is by first accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. Then to develop our relationship with him we need to talk to him constantly about everything. One of my favorite verses is 1 Thessalonians 5:17 that says, “Pray without ceasing”. As we reach out and touch the hem of his garment everyday by faith, we will be made perfectly whole.
Thank you for the wholeness we have in you. Every good and perfect gift comes from you (James 1:17). Please help us to reach out to you by faith each day and receive the gifts you have for us.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.