While people were crowding and pressing against Him, Jesus stopped and asked the question, “Who touched me?” (Luke 8:45). Then Peter jumped in with his two cents, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you” (v.45). But Jesus wasn’t referring to just any touch, so He explained, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me” (v.46). We later find that Jesus was touched by a woman’s faith. A woman who, after hearing of Him, came to Him saying to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed” (Matthew 9:21). And healed she was. After being subject to bleeding for twelve years with no help from the ones she had hoped would cure her, she finally received her healing. “Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering” (Mark 5:29). Jesus made sure she and the people watching knew that as well. “Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace”’ (Luke 8:48, emphasis mine). The woman could have easily given up and dismissed her case as a lost cause, but she didn’t. Instead of dwelling in self-pity, she chose to try one more time but this time, by touching the only One with the power to help her. This persistent woman got her miracle not because she had money (which she had already used up at this point), but because she had faith that she would be healed!
Today, our act of faith – no matter how small – still touches Jesus. And make no mistake, He will take note and He will act! Twelve years of struggle turned into a day of breakthrough. Don’t underestimate the power of God to change your life for the better, but will He be touched by your faith?