On the way, there was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She came close behind Jesus and touched the bottom of his coat. She was thinking, “If I can touch his coat, I will be healed.” (Matthew 9:20-21 ERV)Jesus turned and saw the woman. He said, “Be happy, dear woman. You are made well because you believed.” Then the woman was healed. (Matthew 9:22 ERV)
I have read this story, been told this story, heard it preached and teached but this morning it told me something else. This morning it reminded me that no matter what the world says, no matter how loud the noise is in your life, no matter how dirty it is, no matter what people say about your situation you can be healed if you believe. Yes, you can decide that enough is enough. You can decide to reach out and touch the hem of the garment. You can choose to ignore the crowd and let you faith make a demand on the promises of God.
Jesus, Jesus Jesus, I come to you this morning saying Thank You. Just Thank You! Hallelujah Thank You!
Don’t bother Jesus (they say you have nothing)
You have nothing to offer (stay in your place)
Right then he knew(he had to choose)
He had nothing to lose
So he cried Jesus(Jesus), I need you, (yeah ah) please don’t pass me by
He cried out Jesus, I’m not ashamed(to tell you) I need you in my life
(I need you in my life yeah)
Fred Hammond – Please Don’t Pass Me By Lyrics
Don’t let him pass you by!