“And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’ But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said; ‘Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And the woman was made well from that hour (Matthew 9:20-22 NKJ).”
I visualize this woman’s medical chart… “Diagnosis: Severe Anemia and Chronic Depression.” Doctors had been unable to offer her relief and she found faith in Jesus as her away of escape from illness and entrance to restored health. She did not want to approach him directly and formed a plan of merely touching the hem of His garment. She came to understand touching the hem instantaneously touched His heart. He heard her unspoken prayer and proclaimed words of encouragement and healing.
The flow of blood ceased. Jesus released a rivers flow of living water!
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Sprit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (John 7:38-39 NKJ).”
The unidentified woman would one day experience the full benefits of living water; ripples of peace sealed His promise.
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Thank You, Jeanne!
The Liebster Blog Award (means ‘beloved’ in German) is an honor to bestow on your blog, Pam.
The Liebster Blog Award is designed to bring additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you receive the award, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate five more blogs. Also, don’t forget to let them know that you nominated them.
There many blogs worthy of this honor, and the following are a just a few I think you will like.
1. Pam Ford Davis — https://pamforddavis.wordpress.com/
Pam has been like a younger sister to me and is a prolific writer. She writes devotionals and stories and has a knack of adding humor and old memories to many of her entertaining works. If you go back a few years, like me, you’ll love her stories. She has also worked in radio and broadcasting.
2. Dicky To — http://dickyto.com/
Dicky To is a writer that I met on Faithwriters.com., and we became friends through my efforts to proofread his romance novel. He has a passion for writing while mastering the art of Cantonese cooking, a wonderful combination. A native of Hong Kong, he was board certified there as a chef and recently revisited his homeland, bringing back beautiful photos and recipes for us to share. He offers articles and excerpts from his novel also.
3. Abby Kelly — http://benjity.wordpress.com/
Abby Kelly is a new friend I found while visiting “tags” on wordpress.com. She is a published Christian author and loves to write for the Lord. Journalism was a major of hers while in college, focusing on creative writing. She writes daily and serves up inspirational topics. Very uplifting and outgoing lady.
4. Bonnie Dean — http://memorybearsbybonnie.wordpress.com/
Bonnie Dean is a lady I follow to get my daily dose of inspiration. She is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant and has the deep down caring heart necessary to assist folks through the loss of their loved ones. Her Memory Bears ministry/venture offers a unique way to comfort those in their grief. Visit her blog and be touched with caring and love.
5. Erik & Sharon — http://sharinhislove.wordpress.com/
This Christian couple has so much to offer, as I have recently found out. Readers will find Bible study, discussions and much more to enrich one’s spiritual growth. Join me in dining at this one fine blog.
These awards are super avenues to showcase aspiring and inspiring bloggers. Let’s keep on encouraging one another. God’s best.