Faith and touch work together

Scripture reading for February 15th:  Mark 6, Psalm 34, Proverbs 3

Key Scriptures: Mark 6:53-56  “When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore.  And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized Him and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard He was.  And wherever He came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored Him that they might touch even the fringe of His garment.  And as many as touched it were made well.” 

As Jesus’ reputation spread among the people, crowds gathered wherever He went.  They came to find mercy, healing and wholeness.  They were brought by friends in faith.  They reached out to touch Jesus by faith and implored His mercy.  Those who touched even His garment were healed!  All of them!

Faith’s confession:  I believe that I can touch Jesus’ heart now by asking in faith for His healing mercy.  I ask with expectancy, trusting in His willingness and power to heal me.  (Action Step:  Ask if you can help a sick or hurting friend to take their burden to Jesus.)

Psalm 34:17-18  “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.  The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

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