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WHO TOUCHED ME?!

August 1, 2016 — Leave a comment

Have you ever been in a crowd that is toe to toe, shoulder to shoulder?  Then someone ask…WHO TOUCHED ME?  Really?

A man named Jairus came to Jesus for help because his daughter was dying.  On his way to help his daughter a crowd welcomed Him and almost crushed Him.

There was a woman that had been sick for a very long time and no one was able to help her.  She came up behind Jesus  and know if she could just and touch the  edge of his garment, she would be healed!  She just had to reach out!  Scripture tell us that she was instantly healed!

Then came the question??  “Who touched me?” “Jesus knew that someone had touched him and said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”  

Peter was amazed at such a question with all the people that were pressing in, but the woman being afraid came forward and fell at His feet admitting it was her.  She told all the people how she had touched his garment and was instantly heal “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in Peace.”

 

Lessons we can learn from this account in God’s word!    Luke 8:43-56, NIV.

  • We never really know who is standing in a crowd.  Someone who is desperate…looking for a friendly face.
  • We never fully appreciate the power of God until we see it!
  • We don’t always perceive what God perceives!

This woman left that day without the problem she came with!  Christ had given her Peace!  Are you looking for peace!  The same miracle working Jesus is passing by today…just declare your need for His help! Deb~

Oh, FYI:  Jesus healed Jairus daughter too!

 

 

Are you an Angel?

January 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician: 

I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die – I barely managed to coast into a gas station, glad only that
I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to
wait for the tow truck.

The engine wouldn’t even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the quickie mart building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay.

 

When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs
than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really
haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I
helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her.  It was a nickel. 

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, children in  car seats, and the gas pump reading $4.95. I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying ‘I don’t want my kids to see me crying,’ so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car.  She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, ‘And you were praying?’ That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, “He heard you, and He sent me.”

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the next door McDonald’s and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little. 

She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City. Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet.. She knew she wouldn’t have money to pay rent January. 1, and finally, in desperation called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and they said that she could come to live with them and try to get on her feet out there.

So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.  I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, “Are you an angel?”

This definitely made me cry. I said, “Sweetie, at this time of year
angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.”

It was so incredible to be a part of someone else’s miracle.  And of
course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I’ll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won’t find anything wrong.

Sometimes angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings….

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let you fall.” (Psalms 55:22, NIV)

If you have been blessed and able to help others, I pray you will accept your assignment ~Deb