Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Just a touch of His robe

"25A woman who had suffered a condition of hemorrhaging for twelve years-- 26a long succession of physicians had treated her, and treated her badly, taking all her money and leaving her worse off than before-- 27had heard about Jesus. She slipped in from behind and touched his robe. 28She was thinking to herself, "If I can put a finger on his robe, I can get well." 29The moment she did it, the flow of blood dried up. She could feel the change and knew her plague was over and done with.

30At the same moment, Jesus felt energy discharging from him. He turned around to the crowd and asked, "Who touched my robe?"

31His disciples said, "What are you talking about? With this crowd pushing and jostling you, you're asking, "Who touched me?' Dozens have touched you!"

32But he went on asking, looking around to see who had done it. 33The woman, knowing what had happened, knowing she was the one, stepped up in fear and trembling, knelt before him, and gave him the whole story.

34Jesus said to her, "Daughter, you took a risk of faith, and now you're healed and whole. Live well, live blessed! Be healed of your plague." -Mark 5 (The Message)

As we were in the waitiing room of the ICU yesterday, just trying to be a presence w/ Renee and the family, I saw a vision of this passage. The vision was of just the tip of Jesus' robe grazing over Chad's hand in his bed, and in result, a healing of his lungs. This is my focus of prayer today, just a touch of His robe will be a complete healing of Chad's body.

Just pass through his room, Lord. Graze his hand with your presence and release your life within him. Make him healed and whole that he may live well in the service of your Kingdom. We ask this of you, Lord. Hear your people. Amen.

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