Daily Devotional for February 21
Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” —Mark 5:30
The Master made no conscious decision to heal the woman with the issue of blood mentioned in this passage. Her faith had decided that Christ was the Source of all healing and that God was no respecter of persons. She believed she could tap into that well of life by faith. Healing must be received, like a radio receives radio waves. Christ is our Healer, but we must be tenacious and unwavering in our perseverance to receive the healing we need. Someone has said that faith is like a fuse. A fuse is tiny and unassuming, having no power in itself except to complete a circuit so power can flow. The fuse only works with low resistance; otherwise, it will blow! In the same way, Christ is the mighty Generator of the power of God, and we need only keep our little “fuses of faith” in the line. When the report of his daughter’s death reached his ears, Jairus, like the woman with the issue of blood, kept his “faith fuse” from blowing. He refused to allow fear to blow his fuse and short-circuit his miracle (Mark 5:36). Tap in today with your “fuse of faith.” Christ the Healer is alive!
Leviticus 11:1-12:8 Mark 5:21-43 Psalm 38:1-22 Proverbs 10:8-9