Read Luke 8:40-56

Focal Verse

Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.

Luke 8:47-48

Bible Study

This Bible passage shows two miracles, linked through various details, teaching the necessity and power of faith.  The loss of blood, the painful ailment suffered by this woman, signified loss of life for the Jews making her “unclean” and unable to be part of the community.  We as well might be be suffering a “haemorrhage” due to our sins, emotional hurts or even physical ailments.

Key Word: "Heal (Sozo in Greek)"

The verb “sozo” can mean both “save” and “heal”.  Jesus wants to emphasise the connection between faith and healing / salvation.  This very same connection is clearly shown in Jesus' instructions to Jairus when echoing what he just told the woman: “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”  

Prayer

Lord, grant me a persevering faith that completely trusts in you - my Lord, healer and saviour.  Let this pilgrimage lead me to a deeper and more intimate encounter with You.

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