Steps Of Faith
There was a woman who had suffered terribly from severe bleeding for twelve years, even though she had been treated by many doctors. She had spent all her money, but instead of getting better she got worse all the time.
She had heard about Jesus, so she came in the crowd behind him, saying to herself, “If I just touch his clothes, I will get well.” She touched his cloak, and her bleeding stopped at once; and she had the feeling inside herself that she was healed of her trouble.
At once Jesus knew that power had gone out of him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
His disciples answered, “You see how the people are crowding you; why do you ask who touched you?” But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.
The woman realized what had happened to her, so she came, trembling with fear, knelt at his feet, and told him the whole truth. Jesus said to her, “My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble. (Mark 5:25-31).
This story has inspired millions of people around the world about how believers to step in faith to reach an incredible miracle. Jesus on the way to the house of Jairus, a synagogue for his son heal the sick, the way that he faced an event that is almost never found in the Jewish faith, the journey to the house of Jairus to include so many people say so in droves and overcrowded near him.
And in the telling, is a woman who had suffered for twelve years and had so much bleeding that doctors in coming but no change at all, even the situation gets worse. We can imagine possible before she is a person who has a lot of property but the disease had spent what he had. And hemorrhage she suffered never-ending.
In medical terms, menorrhagia is the medical term for excessive menstrual bleeding. In a normal menstrual cycle, women on average lose about 30 ml of blood for about 7 days of menstruation. If bleeding exceeds 7 days or too heavy (over 80 ml), then categorized hipermenorrea.
Menorrhagia is the main cause of the imbalance of estrogen and progesterone in the body. The imbalance causes the endometrium continues to form. When the body get rid of the endometrium through menstruation, bleeding becomes severe.
Women are not the seven days or two weeks but already twelve years she was bleeding. How much blood she had lost? Prolonged bleeding that lasts a number of too much blood to be removed each day can lead to anemia. The symptoms of anemia arising from them are getting shorter of breath, tiredness, fingers and feet became numb, headaches, depression, decreased concentration, etc..
Lost hope for recovery only applies to others, for this woman never gave up until when she heard many stories about Jesus performing miracles, Jesus’ journey in the crowd accompanied this woman is almost impossible to approach Jesus with a weak body condition, but one is still left in her life the hope and faith that hope to fruition when she heard about the ministry of Jesus and she believed in Jesus.
And these women need at a great act of faith, perhaps with a limp she tried to approach Jesus in the midst of a crowd. The interesting thing about this story, before she went to him saying that she’s out there and she believes, “because she said: If I just touch his clothes, I will get well”. This is the first step of faith. Speech / saying positive or negative in a person say that he would receive.
Maybe all this we have not been blessed by God because we still talk about things that are not good, the first step of faith of this woman very well, the next step of faith to the two, she walked. So many Christians who claim to believe in Jesus but never stepped come to him, they were busy with all their activities without involving God, which they feel strong, feel capable, feel pretty in this matter so that fellowship with God ranks bottom of the list life activity.
And there are also human life as the hemorrhaging woman, when we come to God there will be many challenges that hinder the scorn around us, which prevent us or oppress us. Women who this illness does not care about the people who flocked around Jesus, she’s still a step forward in great faith that “If I just touch his clothes, I will get well “. The people around Jesus was crowded but a step of faith of this woman with a definite break in the crowd around him.
And she came up behind Jesus and touched the hem of His clothes, and immediately stop the bleeding (Luke 8:44), Faith without works is essentially dead, these women not only had great faith, but she also has a move that is sure to reaching clothes of Jesus, healing finally in receipt immediately.
The Lord Jesus never put off the blessing, the blessing comes when we are ready to accept it and that we can take yourself to believe our faith in Him. Often thanks to the healing, health, strength, joy, peace, thanks to the material, thanks to the abundance, yet also come to us because we may not believe, do not talk about the good words, do not step in religious associations, and has not touched the heart of Jesus.
Jesus is waiting for us to come ….