Mark 5:27 – When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
The Word of God says, “Seek and you shall find.” I believe that. He tells us to “seek” His face. I believe we should. He tells us to come to the throne of grace to “find grace to help in the time of need. The fact that one must “find” such grace indicates clearly the act of seeking. Remember, once again, “seek and you shall find.” Now let us consider the situation in which the woman with the issue of blood found herself. He had heard of Jesus (element one). She had established her faith in Who Jesus was and what He could do by speaking (element two). Now we come to element three. She took the time and expended the energy to seek for Jesus.
In her day, there was not mass communication or media networks. She did not have social media. She had to learn where Jesus was going to be, when He would be there, and by what route He might travel. Suppose she could not determine where He would be; or that she had no idea when He would be there; or that she chose wrongly concerning His route of travel. She would have missed her healing. For that reason, she had to expend her energy and any resources she may have had to determine where she could “connect” with Jesus.
Now consider the following. After she had discovered the information that would bring her to Jesus, she had yet greater obstacles to overcome. With her issue of blood, she was considered unclean. To go out in public could lead to her being stoned to death. Yet that is precisely what she had to do. She was sick; still she sought Him. She was suffering; still she sought Him. She was financially bereft; still she sought Him. She was considered unclean; still she sought Him. If caught, she could be stoned to death; still she sought Him. The public crown around Jesus was enormous…shoulder to shoulder; still she sought Him. Through personal struggle, personal cost, and potential danger, she sought Him.
And for her seeking, she was rewarded. She found Him. She touched Him. She was healed by Him. She was confronted by Him. She was comforted by Him. And she was honored by Him through her inclusion in the Scriptures, and His words to her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” We’ve looked at the first three elements; she heard, she said, she sought. But there is more.
Manna for Today – Mark 5:25-34; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:1 & 6; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; Luke 11:9-13