An Encounter With Jesus That is Most Impressive

In Mat 9:20-22  “And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.” Who knows the countless other sources this woman had exhausted in an attempt to find healing. Now, here is a man that is going with a ruler, “While he was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” – Mat 9:18. She says to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Acting in utter blind faith, with a motivating desire. This is impressive to me. Faith cannot be underestimated – He 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”; Mt 8:13 “And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.” It certainly does not hurt to pray: “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”Mk 9:24. But responses to faith are always subservient to God’s will (for example Paul’s thorn in the flesh). May we also pray, “help my unbelief” when we fail to look to God for answers.